Puttur: Accident at Matha - Boy loses life, three suffer serious injuries

Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Nov 30: After a lorry rammed into an auto rickshaw at Matha on national highway 75 near Uppinangady on Monday November 29, a boy seated in the three-wheeler was killed. Three others including the auto rickshaw driver suffered serious injuries.

The deceased was T Mohammad Altaf (12), a sixth standard student of Hirtadka government primary school. He was the son of the late Ashraf from Hirtadka. His mother, Khadeejamma (46), elder brother, Ashiq alias T Mohammed Asrar (23) and auto rickshaw driver, Siddique (34) from Hirtadka sustained serious injuries. All of them were admitted into a hospital in Mangaluru. Both Khateejamma and Ashiq are stated to have suffered grave injuries and their condition is critical.

T Mohammad Altaf

Khateejamma, mother of Altaf, is a native of Bengare, Mangaluru. She had visited her parental home along with children. She had come back to Uppinangady in a bus and was going back home in an auto rickshaw when tragedy struck. A lorry that was moving towards Mangaluru from the direction of Bengaluru, which was trying to overtake another vehicle, collided with the auto rickshaw, as a result of which the three-wheeler toppled and thoroughly got mangled.

The late Ashraf was working as a vehicle driver but suffered from cancer. The family had to spend heavily for his treatment but he lost his life after spending lacs of rupees, two years ago. Khateejamma along with her three children was depending on some relatives for a living.

Puttur deputy superintendent of police, Gana P Kumar, traffic sub-inspector, Rama Naik and other staff visited the spot and scrutinised the scene of accident. A case was registered in Uppinangady police station.





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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 01 2021

    It is sad and tragic and I feel this will be not the last, because all roads that connect rural areas are soon going to be either national or state highway. We have powerful vehicles (whose density has increased only) coming to roads and 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers should not be allowed on the highways. Alternate roads are needed for these vehicles that serve as tools catering to last mile commute. While new highways are built as part of the infrastructure and expectation is that commute time will reduce, speeds are only expected to increase and so also rash driving. Slow moving vehicles do not stand a chance when error of judgement happens. I only wish that our planners are a bit forward thinking. Come to think of it, everybody moving on whichever road is fast becoming either a national highway or state highway especially in rural areas. These roads were never this dangerous probably because of lower vehicle density. Facts are figures are there. Is it that difficult for the planners to do a simple simulation and include this scenario into planning. Hope God gives strength to this family who have suffered irreparable loss which could have been avoided.

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  • krishna shenoy, moodbidri/mumbai

    Wed, Dec 01 2021

    Who the mental case here who disagrees for every comment . ,May god give him good sense in his tragedy times..

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Dec 01 2021

    What a tragody.when some problem comes then with full load.Poor family.Here this family needs help really.Lorry driver who is the cause of this accident must be made to pay to this family.Dont let him go scot free.May the little soul rest in peace.Hope others who got injured may get well soon.Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    What a tragedy on the family, who already lost their head of the family. When calamity strikes, it comes in lot. May God heal the family & give them the courage to come out of this terrible tragedy. Also I feel sorry for the kid who left so soon.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Repeated tragedy for the family. Sad.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Rest in Peace ...

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  • krishna shenoy, moodbidri/mumbai

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    May his soul rest in peace Amen..

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Sorry to hear this loss of life. Take care when you travel or even while you walk on the roads ...I always walk on the opposite direction during my regular walk..At least I can see the incoming traffic.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    RIP Altaf. Shetty Sir, Death is like a thief it will come suddenly without notice. Taking precautions are good.

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  • Bobby, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    I fully agree with you. I do the same...

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  • praana, ksa

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    my sincere request with bc road to nelyadi people to take utmost safety on road while driving, because of road widening work we are lossing so may lives, drive safely especially do not overtake on curvy roads.

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Accidents increase as the road widens. License of drivers must be cancelled if other than brake fail of the vehicle is found.

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