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Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment

  Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment   Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 19 October 2021   Overexploitation of natural resources and haphazard development by humans has led to climate change, resulting in long-lasting consequences on the environment. This is increasing health hazards and natural disasters, and more, day by day. The torrential flooding being witnessed recently in the state of Kerala in India is a prime example of this, say many experts.   This is not the first time that Kerala, a state of 34 million people, has been devastated by floods. It saw the worst floods in a century in 2018 when severe rains caused flash floods and landslides, killing nearly 500 people and leaving a million homeless. The following year, more than 125 people were killed in flash floods and landslides across the state. More than 50 were killed in August last year after landslides struck the hilly Munnar region.   The latest spell of torrential

Roadside barricade falls on motorcyclists, one dies after coming under a truck

 

Roadside barricade falls on motorcyclists, one dies after coming under a truck

 By:- Sumesh Rajan  

In a tragic accident, a pillion rider was crushed to death after coming under the wheels of a truck after being knocked down by a roadside barricade that crashed into the motorcyclists.

 

The incident took place on the Western Express Highway at Kandivili in Mumbai on September 12 evening.

 

At around 5 pm 26-year-old Prashant Ambekar was riding the bike with his friend 28-year-old Manoj Pawar. They were returning home from Borivili when the accident took place.

 

The incident was captured on an CCTV installed nearby.

 

A barricade placed along the road where a subway work was on fell on the motorcycle riders, who were then pushed into the path of the moving truck. The barricade was very heavy due to which the rider lost his balance and the pillion rider was thrown on the road and was subsequently crushed under the wheels of a truck that was driving alongside the bike.

 

While Pawar died on the spot, Ambekar is said to be critical and undergoing treatment at Shatabdi Hospital.

 

The police have arrested the truck driver identified as Bablu Yadav for ‘negligent driving’ and are investigating to find the MMRDA staff who put up the barricade there. 


 

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