Two killed, five injured as sleepy driver rams lorry into tree in Karnataka

The incident was reported from near Doddakadathuru Gate on Kolar- Malur Main Road in the Kolar district of the state, early today.

Published: 12th August 2017 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

The police had to use a backhoe machine to separate the lorry from the tree. | Express Photo Service

By Express News Service

KOLAR: Two people were killed and five injured when an out of control lorry rammed a tree in Karnataka.

The incident was reported from near Doddakadathuru Gate on Kolar- Malur Main Road in the Kolar district of the state, early today.

The deceased have been identified as Nagaraj (28) and Ramesh (40). 

Those injured are Munikrishna (30), Narayanaswamy (50), Chennappa (35), Raju (29) and Nagaraju (35).

The incident took place at around 5 am when the lorry, was headed to Kodathur to load vegetables. All seven were travelling in the cabin of the lorry. The police officials who went to the accident spot said the driver fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle. 

The police had to use a backhoe machine to separate the lorry from the tree. Malur police have registered a case. 

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