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Crocodile strolls into Karnataka village

Crocodile strolls into Karnataka village Sumesh Rajan 4 July 2021 A huge crocodile made a surprise visit to Kogilban village near the resort town of Dandeli in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, on July 1, scaring the wits out of the villagers. The reptile had come out of the nearby Kali river, which meanders through the Kali Tiger Reserve (earlier known as Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve), in the district. Fortunately, it did not attack anyone, nor the humans following it at a distance or those taking videos of it. The crocodile walked at a leisurely pace and did not even bother the stray dogs that came near it. The villagers contacted the forest department officials who rushed to the spot and captured it, before releasing it unharmed into the river. According to wildlife officials, Kali river has a sizable population of crocodiles. Keeping that in mind, a crocodile park has been set up in Dandeli.

Bus-truck collision captured on CCTV 3 killed, 30 injured in the mishap

Bus-truck collision captured on CCTV3 killed, 30 injured in the mishap



















Sagaya FernandoMumbai: August 14, 2018


Even as the state of Kerala in India is reeling under the after-effects of torrential rainfall and flooding which has claimed many lives, a head-on collision between a state public transport bus and a goods lorry on August 13, added to the sad turn of tragic events in the state.

In this mishap, three people – the diver and conductor of the bus, and the lorry driver – were killed, while 30 passengers on the bus sustained minor injuries.

The tragic incident has been caught on the CCTV of a shop located near the accident site under Chathannur police jurisdiction of Kollam city.

The Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KRTC) bus was headed to Thiruvananthapuram – the state capital, while the lorry was going to Ernakulam.

“The incident took place a few minutes after 6 in the morning after the bus had crossed the bridge on the Ithikkara River. The CCTV footage from a nearby shop shows the bus suddenly crossing onto the oncoming lane and collided head-on with the lorry. Three people died in this accident. They are the truck driver Ganesh, KRTC bus driver Abdul Azeez and the bus conductor T P Subhash,” informed Chathannur Assistant Commissioner Hiralal. 

Luckily, the 30 passengers on the bus had a narrow escape, sustaining minor injuries, and were rushed to the Kollam District Hospital, Kottiyam Holy Cross Hospital and KIMS Hospital for treatment and discharged later.

The police surmise that the bus driver dozed off on the wheel leading to the mishap. 


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