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Five including three children from Karnataka killed in separate accidents

Oct 25, 2023 10:47 AM IST

Five persons from Karnataka, including three differently-abled children, were killed in two separate accidents on Tuesday.

Five persons from Karnataka, including three differently-abled children, were killed in two separate accidents on Tuesday.

Three children from Karnataka died while trying to cross a train track, while two men from Bengaluru were killed while returning from a religious trip as their car fell into a river.
Three children from Karnataka died while trying to cross a train track, while two men from Bengaluru were killed while returning from a religious trip as their car fell into a river.

Three differently-abled children from Karnataka were knocked down by a train as they were trying to cross a track in the outskirts of Chennai on Tuesday. The tragic incident occurred in Urapakkam, Tamil Nadu, when two brothers and their friend were crossing the track.

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The two brothers are said to have been deaf and mute, while their friend was only mute. All three were reportedly between 11 and 15 years of age, according to news agency PTI. The railway police has registered a case in this matter and further robe is on. More details are awaited.

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"Of the three, the two brothers were deaf and dumb while the third one could not speak," a police officer told the agency, adding that their parents were daily wage earners in Chennai.

Six including two from Bengaluru dead after car falls into river

In a separate incident, also on Tuesday, as many as six people were killed while they were returning from a religious trip after the car they were traveling in fell into a river. Two of the six victims were from Karnataka capital Bengaluru, while two were from Telangana and two from Uttarakhand.

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The incident occurred in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, when the deceased were returning after taking darshan of Adi Kailash in the area, news agency PTI said. As they were moving on the Dharchula-Lipulekh road in the late evening hours, their car reportedly slipped and fell into the Kali river near Lakhanpur.

“The incident took place on the Dharchula-Lipulekh road late in the evening when the victims were returning after a 'darshan' of Adi Kailash,” Pithoragarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Lokeshwar Singh said, as quoted by the agency.

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Officials could not get started on the recovery of the bodies on Tuesday evening because of darkness and unfavourable geographical conditions, however, authorities said the rescue work will begin this morning.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed anguish over the incident and offered condolences to the kin of the deceased. Further details are awaited in this case.

(With inputs from PTI)

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