Panzorkhoni narrow road claims more lives, 4 die in car accident

पांझरखणी अशीर रस्त्यार अपघात, 6 म्हयन्यांचें चलीं धरून चार जाण आक्ताक खलास

20 Apr 2019 07:13 PM

A family of four , including a six-month old child, died in a fatal accident at Panzorkhoni on National Highway 17 on Saturday morning.

One has been shifted to GMC hospital in a critical condition.

This is yet another tragedy occurred on this narrow stretch of road.

Locals are furious because authorities have simply not bothered to widen this road in spite of many accidents.

They are planning to block the road in protest after elections.

This small stretch of narrow road is before Cuncolim, soon after the petrol pump at Panzorkhoni.

At around 7 o clock on Saturday, a truck coming from Karwar side overtook a vehicle and hit the Maruti Swift car going to Karwar head on.

Both the vehicles were thrown off the road. This family from Karwar was living in Vasco.

The husband was working abroad. As he landed at Daboli, they were travelling to their home town.

The husband is being shifted to GMC hospital and is in critical condition.

52-year Kasim Sayyed, 21-year Saddam Kaliga and 29-year Sabina Baig died on the spot.

Their 6-month old child Arya died while being shifted to hospital.

Police have arrested 24-year old truck driver from Dandeli, Manjunath Allaiga.

Our reporter reached the spot almost after one hour, to find no police posted on the spot.

They disappeared after shifting the bodies.

There was nobody to control the traffic congestion on this narrow road as everyone was stopping to watch the damaged vehicles.

Traffic on this highway has increased multifold as Anmod Ghat is closed.

Locals are furious as no authority is taking any step to widen this accident-prone zone. 

Reporter: Ramesh Naik Raut | Desk: Sushant Gawas

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