Udupi: Three individuals, natives of Gadag, fell seriously ill after consuming wild mushrooms they had plucked from the roadside on Wednesday night in Thottam near Malpe.

The affected individuals have been identified as Annappa (45), Sujata (25), and Sujata's daughter, Sangeeta (7). The family, originally from Gadag, currently resides in Thottam, Udupi.

Annappa and Sujata, who work as daily wage laborers, consumed the mushrooms they found by the roadside. Later that night, they began to experience severe symptoms of poisoning. Social worker Eshwar Malpe and his team were alerted to the situation and quickly transported the affected individuals to a hospital in Udupi.

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Due to the medical intervention, all three survived. Annappa and Sujata are receiving treatment at the Ajjarakadu Government Hospital, while Sangeeta is being treated at the Udupi Government Hospital for Women and Children.

Eshwar Malpe has urged the public to exercise caution when foraging for wild mushrooms, as consuming poisonous varieties can be extremely dangerous.

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Mumbai, Jul 22: A speeding Audi car, driven by a man allegedly in an inebriated state, rammed into two stationary autorickshaws in Mumbai's Mulund area on Monday, leaving four persons injured, police said.

The police arrested the accused, Dattatray Gore (43), a resident of Kanjurmarg, from his sister's house after he fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind, an official said.

The incident occurred around 6.15 am on Dumping Road, and the police later impounded the high-end car, he said.

The car rammed into two stationary autorickshaws, injuring two drivers and as many passengers. Their condition is said to be stable, the official said.

The police collected the accused's blood sample and sent it to Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory. It was found that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, he said.

A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Bhartiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS) and Motor Vehicle Act, the official said.

This incident follows a recent accident in Worli, where a BMW fatally struck a woman riding as a pillion on a two-wheeler.