Karnataka: Driver drowns after truck falls into sea at New Mangalore Port


A truck overshot a berth within the New Mangalore Port on Sunday night time and fell into the ocean. The authorities have recovered the physique of the motive force and a search operation is underway to seek out the opposite particular person believed to have been in the identical truck.

In response to Mangaluru Metropolis Police, the deceased has been recognized as Rajesab (26), whereas Bhimappa (22), his affiliate, is lacking.

“The truck was deputed Chettinad Firm to move iron ore from a ship named Vinalines Dawn on berth quantity 14. Rajesab missed a left flip in direction of the ship and drove off the berth round 10.30 pm. The incident was reported to the Central Industrial Safety Pressure management room by the pilot of the ship and personnel on a tug boat that was passing by then,” the police defined.

Additional, the CISF Fast Response workforce was delivered to motion instantly involving the CISF patrolling boat and the tug boat. “Sadly, despite the fact that Rajesab was discovered he was declared ‘introduced lifeless’ by docs at a non-public hospital close by,” the police added.

“Search operations are nonetheless underway as extra groups are actually collaborating to seek out the lacking particular person,” a CISF officer added.


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