Cortalim panch among 2 killed in car accident

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September 21, 2013 at 11:12 am #4655

In a tragic accident, two occupants of a Swift car, including the panch of Cortalim Panchayat, Jose Nesecidade Xavier Mesquita (34), were killed on the spot, while the third occupant Agnelo Barretto (27) from Nuvem escaped with minor injuries.

The incident occurred at around 4 am on Friday when the Swift car rammed against a roadside tree at Manora Raia. Both Jose Mesquita (34) and Nicolau Sebastiao Fernandes (32), both from Consua, died on the spot.

The trio were returning from Macazana after reaching their friends, who rode on a two-wheeler.

All the three occupants of the car along with their friends from Macazana were at their friend’s house and left after 3 am on Friday. While negotiating a turn near Manora Auto Works, Mesquita who was driving the car is believed to have lost control and hit the car on the roadside tree. The impact of the accident was such that the front portion of the car was totally damaged, killing both Mesquita  and Nicolau on the spot. Barreto has suffered injuries and is admitted at Hospicio Hospital, Margao.

Maina-Curtorim ASI Deu who along with police personnel rushed to the site, called fire service personnel, who later removed the two bodies from the vehicle. Barreto, who was trapped inside, was rescued and was immediately rushed to Hospicio by a 108 ambulance. Bodies of both deceased were handed over to the family members after post-mortem examination. 

Local resident Agostinho Barboza said at around 4 am he heard a loud sound and came out. He informed the police after he saw that a car had hit the tree.

Source/Reference: Herald, “Cortalim panch among 2 killed in car accident

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