Two students killed, six injured in car crash
TRAGEDY AT NIGHT:The mangled remains of a car involved in an accident at Manjeswaram on Wednesday night killing two undergraduate students from Mangaluru.
Two undergraduate students were killed and six others injured in a car accident near Manjeswaram in the wee hours of Thursday.
The tragedy occurred as the driver of the car, in which the students of Milagras College in Mangaluru were moving on a picnic tour, presumably to Kochi, lost control of the vehicle and hit a roadside tree and a electric post before overturning into a ditch at Kunjathur around 1 a.m. on Thursday causing extensive damage to the hired car, the police said.
The deceased were identified as Farhan, 23, a resident of Kunjathur and Munsar, 22, who hails from nearby Uppala town. The injured students Insam, Sabeed, Unais, Kabeer, Suhaid and Sinan, all in their early twenties, were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mangaluru.
In another accident, nine persons were injured, four of them seriously, in a head-on collision involving a mini-truck and a car at Kuniya near Periye.
The accident occurred around 10 a.m. as the occupants of the car, proceeding to attend a marriage ceremony at Bovikkanam in the district, dashed against the truck while attempting to overtake another vehicle on the National Highway, the police said.
The four seriously injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Mangaluru, while the others are receiving treatment at a hospital at Chenkala near here. Two students killed, six injured in car crash - The Hindu