Mangaluru: In an incident that occurred during the early hours of Thursday, a car reportedly ran over labourers who were sleeping on the footpath near the Mangaluru Railway station.

The injured labourers were taken to the Wenlock hospital. It is learned that more than 10 labourers belonging to other states were sleeping on the footpath when the incident took place.

Reportedly, during the early hours, a driver of the car lost control over his vehicle and crashed into several vehicles, and ran over the sleeping workers lying on the footpath.

Two labourers were reportedly injured in the accident.

Mangaluru City South Traffic police have undertaken an investigation.

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New Delhi, Nov 30: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met two Goa Forward Party MLAs and an independent at his residence here after they extended their support to the party to defeat the BJP in the assembly polls early next year.

Goa Forward Party MLAs Vijay Sardesai and Vinod Palyekar and independent legislator Prasad Gaonkar met Gandhi and alleged that the BJP government in the state was "corrupt".

Assembly elections in Goa are slated for early next year and the Congress is seeking the support of smaller parties in the state to oust the BJP from power.

However, there has been no announcement of a pre-poll alliance yet.

The Congress suffered a jolt recently when its former chief minister Luizinho Faleiro quit the party and joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC), along with his supporters. The TMC is seeking to emerge as a political force in Goa, so is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).