In a devastating incident on Wednesday morning, four software engineers from Bengaluru, including a female professional, lost their lives when their car collided with a stationary Karnataka State Road Transportation Corporation (KSRTC) bus on Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway number 75 in Mandya district. The victims have been identified as Namita, Raghunath Bhajantri, Pankaj Sharma, and Vamshi Krishna, with two of them being employed at Infosys and Accenture, according to News 9.
The tragic accident occurred at approximately 8 am when the group of techies was traveling in a Swift car that collided with the parked KSRTC bus near BG Nagara. All four occupants of the car tragically lost their lives at the scene. Preliminary investigations suggest that the car was traveling at a high speed, and the driver lost control, resulting in the collision with the bus.
Efforts to extract the victims from the mangled car involved emergency service personnel and assistance from local residents, who had to cut open the vehicle to reach the bodies.
The ill-fated car was en route from Hassan to Bengaluru at the time of the accident. A case has been registered at the Bellur police station, and a thorough investigation is currently underway.
This tragic incident follows another unfortunate incident in which a Bengaluru techie lost her life when her car became submerged in neck-deep water at the KR Circle underpass, in close proximity to Vidhana Soudha, the state's seat of power. The 22-year-old woman was traveling with her family during the incident. Fire and emergency services personnel, along with Good Samaritans, managed to rescue five other family members and the driver from the flooded underpass, rushing them to St Martha's Hospital. Unfortunately, the young woman, identified as Bhanurekha, was declared dead by doctors.