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News by: Hareesh Kumar Hejmady,
Autorickshaw driver killed in a road accident at Uchila
Padubidri, Sept. 21st, 2016: Autorickshaw driver Dhanu alias Dhananjay R. Salian (43) from Tenka Yermal was killed in a road accident on NH-66 near Saraswati Vidya Mandira in Uchila on Wednesday morning. While he was returning to Yermal from Uchila after finishing a trip, a Honda Scooty coming from the service road near Saraswati Vidya Mandira,had tourched his vehicle. During this time his autorickshaw moved towards the highway and rammed against an express bus coming from Mangalore.
Due to the impact, he was stuck inside the vehicle and the people had a tough time to pull him out. He was rushed to a hospital in Udupi but he succumbed to his severe injuries. His autorickshaw is also badly damaged.
Dhanu was the brother of former Grama Panchayat president Satish R. Salian and he was married only three years ago. He had taken his one-and-half-year-old daughter for a jolly ride in the morning on his autorickshaw and on receiving a call for hire, he had gone to Uchila.
He was leading a peaceful life after procuring the autorickshaw by availing loan. Unfortnately now his young wife and the infant have lost their breadwinner.