Mangalore: Nine persons were killed in a road accident at Jokatte here on Sunday, police said. The mishap occurred when the tempo driver lost control of the vehicle leading to it falling into a gorge.

The tempo was carrying labourers to Mangalore Special Economic Zone site. The vehicle, meant for transporting goods, was being allegedly used to carry labourers to the site.

The MSEZ has employed around 25,000 labourers for civil and other construction work.

As many as 10 injured labourers have been hospitalised. There were around 25 labourers in the vehicle, all hailing from north India, mainly from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar.

Angered by the tragedy the locals pelted stones at another MSEZ tempo which was also carrying labourers and passing by Jokatte.


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