Bengaluru woman tries to avoid pothole, dies after running into truck

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Bengaluru: A day after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah gave a 15-day deadline to fill all the potholes in Bengaluru and declared that his government will not hesitate to initiate disciplinary action against engineers and contractors who fail to meet the deadline, another woman died on Tuesday after she was flung from a scooter and crushed by a truck near Devanahalli.

Four people have died in accidents in October because of the battered condition of some of the city’s roads.G Veena, 21, a resident of Kundana in Devanahalli, was returning home riding pillion with her elder sister G Lakshmi, 24.

At the Shettarahalli gate, while trying to negotiate a pothole, Lakshmi slowed down the two-wheeler when a truck hit them from behind, police said.As the women fell off their vehicle, the truck ran over Veena, killing her instantaneously. Lakshmi too sustained serious injuries. She has been admitted to a nearby hospital, the police said.

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