Sangam drowning: Victims’ bodies fished out

Published: 05th September 2012 09:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2012 09:00 AM   |  A+A-

After two days of intense search operations, the bodies of four persons who had drowned in Sangam near Mekedatu were fished out on Tuesday.

The deceased are, Raj Singh, 32, Balaji Singh, 52, Sandeep Singh, 29 and Raghu Singh, 24. The police along with the rescue team experts, continued the search operations on Tuesday morning.

Around 6 am, Raghu’s body was fished out of the river. After more than three hours, the bodies of Balaji and Rajesh were found. Sandeep’s body was found at 10 am, the police said.

Later, they were shifted to Kanakapura Government Hospital mortuary, where the post-mortem was conducted. The bodies were handed over to the family members.

On Sunday, a group of 22 family members, including four children and seven women, had gone to Sangam for a picnic. Three of the deceased, who plunged into the river to save Raj Singh too were washed away by strong water currents. They were all residents of Mathikere near Yeshwantpur.

Tempo rams into tree, 26 women hurt

Twenty-six employees of a garment factory sustained severe injuries when a speeding tempo rammed into a tree on Doddabllapur and Dobbspet road (NH -207) in Belamangala on Tuesday. According to the police, around 8.15 am, the employees, all women, of Ever Blue Garment Factory in Baashettihalli were going for work in the tempo (KA - 40 -600).

The speeding vehicle carrying the employees rammed into a tree near Mandibyadarahalli Gate, injuring all of them. They were shifted to a private hospital in Doddballapur and it is said that they are out of danger.

Sources said the tempo was overloaded with about 40 women. Negligent driving is said to be the reason for the mishap. The driver managed to escape after the accident. The Belamangala police have registered a case and are looking out for the driver.


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