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Bengaluru potholes: Woman pillion rider killed; BBMP sets 10 day deadline to fill up


Bengaluru roads are plagued by potholes, a 47-year-old woman became the latest victim, who was killed due to a dangerous crater at the Nayandahalli junction in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru potholes: Woman rider killed

The deceased has been identified as Radha Anjanappa, a resident of Bengaluru's Shyampura near Arabic College.

Radha, pillion rider came under the wheels of a truck when her nephew Ravi Kumar who was riding the vehicle lost control while negotiating a bad stretch at Nayandahalli junction and crashed to his left, and his aunt Radha to the right. The lorry's left front wheel ran over Radha's neck. She died instantly. Radha and Kumar were also wearing helmets.

The duo was headed to Radha's parents' house in Ramanagara, about 60km from Bengaluru. However, Byatarayanapura traffic police have arrested truck driver Ramesh and seized the vehicle.

Radha's body was later shifted to Victoria Hospital for postmortem and handed over to her family members. According to the Shiva Kumar, DCP (traffic west) said,''The accident stretch is in a bad state, damaged further by Namma Metro construction. The condition of the road might have been one of the main reasons for the accident.''

Mayor N Sampath Raj, who visited the spot, said,''There is no passing the buck. We'll pay Rs 5 lakh relief to the woman's family."

The accident comes just four days after the tragic death of Sagai Mary and Antony Joseph who fell from their two-wheeler and got run over by a bus on Sirsi Circle flyover.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike said that it was hopeful the 16,000 potholes that dot the city's roads will be filled up in 10 days.

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