Four persons, including councillor-elect killed in accident

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MANGALORE: Four persons including a councillor elect of Puttur town municipal council died in a head on collision involving a jeep and KSRTC bus at Santhyar near Volamogaru village under Puttur rural police station limits on Sunday. The incident took place near Santhyar Bridge along a curved section of the road amidst pouring rain. While the bus was on its way towards Bellare in Sullia, the councillor and her family were returning to Puttur.





Police identified the deceased as Peter Mascarenhas, driver of the jeep, Leena Mascarenhas, councillor elect, Preetham, her son and Anthony, her brother. While Peter died on the spot, the other three died on the way to hospital, police said. The accident caused a huge traffic jam. Police had to struggle for nearly two hours to clear the traffic. Police have arrested Durgaprasad, the bus driver. A case has been registered in Puttur traffic police station.

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