Bantwal: In a horrific road mishap wherein two two-wheeler bikes collided head on, two people died on the spot while another person sustained severe injuries and has been shifted to private hospital in Mangaluru. The incident was reported on Tuesday night at Mani Mysuru Highway here.
The deceased have been identified as Mohammed Ajmal (19) and Parikshit (19) the injured victim has been identified as Padmanabha Gowda (28). Parikshit was reportedly a student of a private college in Puttur. Padmanabha Gowda was said to be riding pillion when the incident took place.
Parikshit and Padmanabha were heading towards Mane while Ajmal on his activa was on his way towards Kodaje when they collided head-on. All the victims were immediately rushed to hospital for treatment where two of them breathed its last after not responding to the treatment.
Vittla Police reached the spot and conducted initial investigation.
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Bengaluru: Karnataka on Friday reported the biggest single-day spike of 7,908 new cases of COVID-19 and 104 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 2,11,108 and the death toll to 3,717, the health department said.
The day also saw 6,940 patients getting discharged after recovery. The previous single-day spike was on August 12 with 7,883 cases.
Out of the 7,908 fresh cases, 2,452 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone.
As of August 14 evening, 2,11,108 positive cases have been confirmed and they included 3,717 deaths and 1,28,182 discharges, the health bulletin said.
Out of 79,201 active cases, 78,454 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 747 are in the intensive care unit (ICU), it said.
A total of 22 out of 104 deaths reported on Friday were from Bengaluru urban followed by Mysuru (10), Ballari (9), Dharwad (8), Davangere and Udupi (7), Dakshina Kannada (6), Belagavi, Kalaburagi and Koppal (5), Shivamogga (3), Raichur, Tumkur, Hassan, Vijayapura, Haveri and Chamrajanagara (2), and Gadag, Mandya, Chikkamagaluru, Bidar and Uttara Kannada (1).
Most of the dead were either with a history of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) or influenza-like illness (ILI).
Among the districts which saw the new cases, Bengaluru urban accounted for 2,452, Ballari 608, Shivamogga 413, Davangere 351, Belagavi 334, Udupi 322, Dakshina Kannada 307, Mysuru 291, Kalaburagi 229, Raichur 220 and Dharwad 219 followed by others.
Bengaluru urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 84,185 infections, followed by Ballari 13,048 and Mysuru 9,280.
Among those discharged, too, Bengaluru urban topped the list with 49,392 followed by Ballari 6,948 and Kalaburagi 6,150.
A total of 19,38,954 samples have been tested so far, out of which 56,638 were tested on Friday alone. Among the samples tested during the day, 29,422 were rapid antigen tests.