Mangaluru, May 13: A boy and girl have expired who were in the car which fell into river Phalguni near the Kuloor- Thannirubhavi IOC plant in Panambur. The incident occurred on the night of Tuesday, May 12th.
On the basis of the documents which were available at the spot, the deceased youth is identified as Thaushil (21), son of entrepreneur Mohammed Rafeeq, resident of Falnir. Thaushil was a student of a city based engineering college. The deceased young girl is identified as Praneetha.
It is learnt that, in the evening, the boy and the girl were travelling in a Hundai i-20 car to Thannirubhavi beach. While they were overtaking a vehicle, the driver of the car lost control after which the car plunged over the foot path, passed through the bush and fell into the river.
Few people of the IOC unit who saw this accident immediately informed the police. The Panambur police who rushed to the spot immediately, helped to shift the occupants of the car to the hospital with the help of the fire personnel’s, sand extraction labourers and the locals.
Foot path of height 1.5 foot is constructed here for the movement of pedestrians. For small accidents, this foot path acts as a barricade. But the car which had plunged over this footpath directly fell into the river.
A huge tree was also present at the accident spot. If at all it had stopped the car, life of both the youngsters could have been saved.
Central Lock system:
In usual cases when accident takes place, the car doors will get open. This accident is an example that the central locking system in the modern cars will sometimes cost life. Although such a terrible accident had occurred, the car doors were in normal state. To remove the duo youngsters from the car, the car’s glasses had to be broken.