Bengaluru Metro Pillar Comes Crashing Down, A Woman and his Son gets killed

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Woman and his Son gets killed officials said the couple and their twin children – a daughter and a son were passing through the stretch on their bike when the iron pillar crashed on them.

Today in Karnataka’s Bengaluru a woman and her two-year-old son died, while her husband and daughter were injured after an under-construction Metro pillar fell on their two-wheeler.

Officials said the couple and their twin children – a daughter and a son were passing through the stretch on their bike when the iron pillar crashed on them. The incident was reported from Bengaluru’s Nagavara area this morning.

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Tejasvani and her son Vihan sustained grievous injuries in the accident. Passerby rushed them to a nearby hospital where they died during the treatment. Tejasvani’s husband Lohith and daughter are being treated at the hospital.

The police said, adding both of them were wearing helmets. The pillar, made of metal rods, was about 40 feet long. Lohith was driving the bike and Tejasvini was the pillion rider. 

The work has has been suspended along the outer ring road for two days. “A Metro pillar collapsed and hit a bike on which four people were travelling. Tejasvini and her son Vihan were seriously injured and immediately shifted to the Altius hospital. Unfortunately, they died there,” said Dr Bheemashankar S Guled, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru East.

He said a case has been registered and investigation is on. Mr Guled also said that experts are at the accident site to analyse the cause of the pillar collapse.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has assured a thorough inquiry into the accident and told the reporters in Dharwad. “I just got to know about it, we will get it investigated. We will ascertain the reason for the collapse of the pillar and provide compensation.”

A financial assistance of ₹ 20 lakh for the family by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced.

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