No let-up: 5 accidents, 2 deaths on single day

Jharkhand natives die in self-accident at Fatorda

No let-up: 5 accidents, 2 deaths on single day

The ill-fated Maharashtra registered taxi which crashed into the pole at Saligao.

With the surge in road accidents over the past two weeks once again raising questions on road safety and discipline among motorists, Monday witnessed an alarming rise with five accidents occurring within a span of less than 12 hours, one of which proved fatal, claiming lives of two persons on a motorbike.

SALIGAO: The day started with a Kadamba bus veering off the Saligao-Parra road, as the driver lost control, skidding into an adjacent field. Fortunately, the bus was not heavily occupied with only eight passengers onboard, all of whom escaped unharmed.

In another accident at Saligao, a Maharashtra registered taxi crashed into a pole after the driver lost control of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.  

MUNGUL-FATORDA: However, the Mungul-Fatorda turned fatal wherein two persons from Jharkhand on a bike, lost their lives in a self-accident. 

The police have provided the names of the two deceased as Daly Kujur and Jivan.

The incident is believed to have occurred when the two-wheeler they were travelling dashed against a road side compound wall. The bodies of the duo are preserved at the South Goa district hospital.

This is the second fatal self-accident within two days. Similarly, Sunday’s collision also resulted in the death of two youth.

CURTI: In yet another accident on Monday, two-wheeler Vasudev Jalmi (55) sustained serious injuries when it collided with a car at Curti. Jalmi was admitted to the Sub District Hospital at Ponda in a 108 ambulance.

ASSAGAO-ANJUNA: An accident at Assagao-Anjuna was also reported when cars including rental vehicles crashed into the same compound within hours.

The State has recorded over 20 accidents and 19 fatalities in just 15 days this month. The accident on Sunday at Bambolim claimed the lives of Papu Gogoi and Achyut Ranjan Gogoi, siblings employed as security guards at different private firms. Upon hearing this news, their father died by suicide at their native village in Assam.

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