15 Goans died in Khed bus accident; 4 settled in Mumbai, 3 Rajasthanis in Goa

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 19 March 2013 20:07 IST

Total 15 Goans have been declared so far in the Khed bus accident that took place early morning today near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

According to transport director Arun Desai, eight among them are original Goans, four Goans living in Mumbai and three from Rajasthan settled in Goa.

The eight original Goans who lost their lives in the tragedy are as follows:

1. Bento D’Souza, (Margao)

2. Reagen Fernandes, (Colva)

3. Vivek Powar, (Kothambi, Quepem)

4. Patrick Francis Mendes, (Pomburpa)

5. Prakash Janardan Talwanekar, (Korgao, Pernem)

6. Philip Alwyn Fernandes (Sirsaim, Bardez)

7. (Sister) Martina Martis, (Guirim)

8. Ajaya Yeshwant Kamat, (Gaune, Bandora)

Four Goans, settled in Mumbai, who died in the accident are as follows:

1. Baptist Fernandes

2. George Fernandes (Colvale)

3. Sevin Fernandes (Colvale)

4. Antao D’Souza (Colvale)

Similarly, following are the three Rajasthanis, settled in Goa, died in the accident:

1. Jal Singh (Nerul)

2. Rudolph Kusava (Nerul)

3. Vijay Kusava (Nerul)

There are also three Goans who have suffered injuries:

1. Shivaram Garudi (Vasco)

2. Antonete Mendes (Aldona)

3. Gaurish Parsekar (Margao)

Total 37 passengers have been declared dead.

The tragedy took place at 3 am today morning as the speedy bus capsized into the Jagbudi river at Khed near Ratnagiri.

According to information available, a luxury bus belonging to Mahakali Travels from Bandra capsized into Jagbudi river at around 3 am as driver lost the control.

The bus was carrying 55 passengers.

The police are investigating whether the driver was drunk. He has also received severe injuries.

Most of the passengers are either from Goa, Sindhudurg, Mumbai and one Russian, who is injured, Additional SP Nandkumar Thakur told IBN Lokmat from the spot.

It is a narrow bridge, without proper railings.

Reports indicate that the bus was travelling at a very high speed when accident took place.

The river is shallow, thus the damage was heavy as the bus capsized upside down. 

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...... Now, WILL the Goa Govt. CANCEL the SHIGMO FLOAT PARADES in GOA..... in memory of these departed Souls???????...... MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE DEPARTED SOULS. MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE.

- Joe Fernandes, Margao - Goa | 20 th March 2013 11:26

 

My heartfelt symphaties to all the families who have lost their loved ones in this horific accident.May their souls rest in peace.

Once there is a accident the police and the government tries to blame on another by saying that the bus was speeding and maybe the driver was drunk. But have yourl seen the state of the indian roads.are there proper road barriers or railings.the bus would not have fallen if the barrier was strong even at 80-90 km/hour. as per statistics the average number of road deaths per day on indian roads is 300, but still the roads are the same.the roads are sanctioned all share the amount and the end result is this.

- justino, dubai | 20 th March 2013 03:28

 

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