Gopalakrishnan, an autorickshaw driver, has been taking accident victims to the hospital for free over the past decade, reports A Satish
Of the nine dead, eight belonged to one family and were residing in and around Benkankatti.
A police source said that of the injured people, three are severely injured and the rest of them are out of danger.
During the afternoon hours, the team executed a controlled explosion strategy by placing 32 explosives around the stones in order to break them into pieces.
With the continuing rain making driving difficult, motorists are worried about hydroplaning or skidding.
The 18-member team of tourists from Andra Pradesh was heading to Munnar from Chinnakkanal in three cars when one vehicle lost control and fell into the gorge at Lockhart Gap near Munnar.
A 44-year-old woman died in a road accident after the motorcycle she was riding pillion collided with a bus at Ettamkallu near Aruvikkara on Wednesday.
The two men -- Alim and Faizan -- had gone up the scaffolding to whitewash the building and both of them are currently under treatment at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
The deceased were identified as Prasanta Digal (28) and his 4-year-old son Chandan. Digal’s wife Jyotsna, who was critically injured, was rushed to the district headquarters hospital.
For cyclists, the safety on roads still remains a challenge with lack of necessary infrastructure leading to accidents.
The condition of the other trapped man is not known although rescue efforts are continuing.
The lorry had no indications of a breakdown and the driver did not take any precautions, the bus driver did not notice and crashed into it.
According to police, the giant boulders crushed three lorries and three cranes and trapped Murugan, Vijay, Selvam, Murugan, Rajendran and Selvakumar, all drivers.
Lakhra is a resident of Mundka village, he said. Nineteen people are still missing and there was little hope of finding survivors.
Another BBMP garbage truck was involved in a fatal accident on Saturday evening, this time, mowing down a 25-year-old food delivery partner in Chikkajala.Another BBMP garbage truck was involved in a f