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52-year-old scooterist dies in mishap at Curti



A 52-year-old man died in a road accident involving his two wheeler and a Kadamba bus at Curti near an under construction Damayanti garage junction on the Ponda-Belgaum highway on Monday. The deceased is identified as K Gopinathan a resident of Dinkarnagar-Harvalem Sakhali, who was hit by the bus while crossing the road with his two-wheeler.

According to Ponda police the incident occurred at around 1.15 pm on the Ponda Belgaum highway near an under construction junction at Curti near Damayanti garage.  Gopinathan was crossing the one lane highway to proceed towards Upper Bazaar Ponda via Curti internal road on the right. As he entered the highway, a speeding Kadamba bus proceeding towards Ponda via Curti Khandepar rammed his scooter.

In the accident Gopinathan sustained severe injuries and succumbed on the way to the hospital.

Ponda police has detained the driver of the Kadamba bus Pundalik Patekar a resident of Avantinagar Usgao. LPSI Rifa Barreto and Hawaldar Mahesh Gaonkar are investigating the case. Further investigation is
in progress.


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