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Mangaluru: In a Tragic incident that occurred at around 10.30 pm on Sunday June 20,2021 at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) in the Mangaluru city, a container truck fell into the sea as the driver lost control over the vehicle.
The truck belonging to Delta company bearing registration number KA 22 C 8257, fell into the sea near berth no. 14 west. The name of the driver name is Rajesab (26) and another person Bhimappa (22) of Chettinad company was sitting in the truck. The truck was empty at that time and had come to port for shifting of iron ore from ship.
The pilot of the tug boat which was passing by from the spot informed to VTMS who in turn informed CISF control room. Immediately, CISF QRT and CISF’s patrolling boat reached the spot and with the help of a tug boat, a search and rescue operation was carried out.
One person was located and rescued by CISF marine duty personnel and immediately sent to AJ Hospital where the doctor declared brought him dead.
it was confirmed that the driver, Rajesab, of the ill-fated truck.
Later search operation rescue people trace the truck and body of Bhimappa.Both are native of Bhagalkote District.