Two die after lorry falls off Yeshwantpur flyover

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Two die after lorry falls off Yeshwantpur flyover

Two die after lorry falls off Yeshwantpur flyover

SC AN   ¦    Apr 15, 2019 10:07:05 AM (IST)

Two die after lorry falls off Yeshwantpur flyover-1Bengaluru: Two men were killed on Sunday, April 14 morning, when a lorry fell from a height of 25 feet, off the Yeshwantpur flyover near the Yeshwantpur Junction.

The deceased have been identified as K G Kenche Gowda (38), the lorry driver and his assistant Srinivasa Rao (23).

According to police, the lorry, carrying fresh mushrooms, was plying from Pune when the accident occurred at around 5.45 AM. They believe that Gowda lost control of the lorry while taking a sharp turn, causing the vehicle to fall off the flyover. While Rao died on the spot, Gowda died in a nearby hospital later that evening.

Both their bodies were moved to a private hospital for a post-mortem.

To prevent more of such accidents from taking place in the future, the police have been directed to come up with a solution to the flyover turning point- the site of the accident. They are to work with the BBMP in this regard. DCP, Traffic (West division) Soumyalatha S K, who visited the spot, said a scientific speed breaker or a similar solution would be planned to curb the speed of the vehicles as they move near the steep 90 degree curve.