Two engineering students die in road accident in Bengaluru

Two 19-year-old engineering students died in a road accident after the rider lost control and rammed into the median and a tree.

Published: 23rd November 2016 12:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2016 01:11 PM   |  A+A-


The vehicles in which the victims were travelling. | Nagaraja Gadekal

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Two 19-year-old engineering students died in a road accident after the rider lost control and rammed into the median and a tree. The incident occurred on the New BEL Road in the wee hours of Wednesday. 

The deceased have been identified as Gunavantha Sai and Vishnu Naidu. According to police, Gunavantha Sai, a native of Kolar was in the third semester of industrial Engineering course at M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and Vishnu Naidu, a native of Nanjungud was pursuing a course in architecture engineering. Both were staying at a paying guest (PG) accommodation at 80 feet road in Sanjayanagar. 

File photo of Gunavantha Sai

According to the police, the accident occurred at around 12.45 AM on Wednesday when Gunavantha and Vishnu were heading back to their PG after attending a friend's birthday party in Yeshwanthpura. Gunavantha, who was riding the bike lost control and rammed to the median and then to a tree. The bike collided with a great intensity leaving it completely damaged and the two grievously injured. The passersby rushed the duo to M S Ramaiah hospital where they were declared brought dead.

Investigations revealed that Gunavantha had borrowed the bike from his friend to attend the party. Both of them were not wearing helmets when the incident took place. Sadashivanagar traffic police have registered the case.

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