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Two accidents, one dead & house damaged

GOA: Two major accidents were witnessed at Sakhali, resulting in one fatality.
Sanjeev Kamat, 46, from Gaonkarwada, Virdi, Sakhali died on the spot after an oncoming car rammed into his scooter at Vithalapur-Sakhali on Sunday evening.

Bicholim police stated that Kamat was heading towards Bicholim. When he reached the stretch near Vagheri Commerce Centre at Vithalapur, the oncoming car rammed into his scooter, seriously injuring him. Kamat was rushed to the community health centre, Sakhali, but was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.

The impact of the collision was such that the two-wheeler sustained extensive damage.
The deceased, who is survived by two children and his wife, was earning a livelihood by running a vada-pav stall at Virdi.

In another accident, the occupants of the house belonging to Sunil Naik at Vithalapur, Sakhali, had a miraculous escape after the driver of a Maharashtra-registered goods truck lost control of the vehicle. The truck turned to its side and rammed into Naik’s house at about 5.45am.

The truck was heading towards Sakhali from Bicholim. The driver lost control of the vehicle when it reached the curve along a stretch at Vithalapur, police said. The family was fast asleep when the accident occured.

The house owner claimed to have suffered a loss around Rs 15 lakh due to the accident.
The injured truck driver who got stuck inside the cabin was pulled out by locals. He was rushed to the nearby health centre and later discharged after treatment.

Following the accident, traffic was diverted through an internal Vithalapur road, while heavy vehicles coming from Bicholim to Sakhali were halted for a few hours, leading to a queue of upto 3 kms.

The house owner said that this is the third incident where a truck has rammed into his house. He has therefore requested the state authorities to provide financial assistance to him to reconstruct the damaged portion of his house.

Meanwhile, in the evening, the truck was moved and debris were cleared from the accident site. The damaged electricity cables were repaired by firemen, thus restoring the supply.

The News24 Goa

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