Mangaluru, Dec 7: A woman was killed and more than 20 people injured in road accident occurred at Nanthoor Circle, the junction of National Highways 66 and 75 in the city on Thursday morning.
A private bus plying from Malali near Gurupura to the State Bank bus terminus in city collided with a speeding truck at the Circle at around 7:15 a.m.
The truck was moving from Udupi towards Kasargod on NH 66. After colliding with the bus, the truck moved to the right and hit a car coming from Kasaragod direction.
Kavitha (45), a woman on board the bus died on the spot in the accident while over 20 other passengers suffered injuries. Kavitha was working as a helper at the Government Lady Goschen Hospital in Mangaluru. The condition of some of them is said to be critical.
Bus driver Syed Arfan also suffered severe injuries in the accident and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Manglauru. Mangaluru East Traffic Police have registered a case and are investigating.
Accident at Bondel
In a separate incident, a bus rammed into a tractor at Bondel and injured its driver. The injured tractor driver has been identified as Shivananda (30) from Uttara Karnataka.
The tractor toppled and suffered major damages in the accident. Sleuths of Mangaluru East Police Station visited the spot and registered a case.
Mangaluru: Woman killed, over 20 injured in Nanthoor serial accident