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Seven Killed, More than 20 Injured in Tractor Accident

Over Crowded Tractor Trolley Fell Down from 30-feet Height Bridge

Pragativahini News, Belagavi : In a bizarre incident, seven people were killed and more than 20 Injured when the tractor trolley on which they were travelling fell down from about 30 feet height bridge near Bogur village in Khanapur taluk on Saturday morning.

The deceased and most among the Injured were from the Bogur village and working as “Gang Members” who cut the standing corp of sugarcane.

The contractor for whom they were working transporting them in a hired tractor to cut cane at Itagi village in Khanapur taluk.
The trolley over crowded with people fell down from the bridge crushing four to death on the spot and two breathed their last on the way to hospital. The bridge is just about half km from Bogur village. People injured minor were admitted at the government hospital at Itagi and severe to the district hospital.
Deceased have been identified as Savitri Babu Hunashikatti, Tangewwa Yellappa Hunashikatti, Ashok Pakirappa Kedari, Shantamma Yellappa Junjari, Shantamma Hanumanth Alagundi and Nagawwa Yashwant Matolli.
MLA Anjali Nimbalkar Visited the spot.
A case has been registered with Nandagad police.