A woman and her three-year-old son died, while her husband and daughter were injured after an under-construction Metro pillar fell on their two-wheeler in Karnataka’s Bengaluru today.
The incident was reported from Bengaluru’s Nagavara area this morning.
Officials said the couple and their twin children – a daughter and a son – were passing through the stretch on their bike when the iron pillar, weighing several tonnes, crashed on them.
Tejasvani and her son Vihan sustained grievous injuries in the accident. They were rushed to a nearby hospital by passersby where they died during the treatment.
Tejasvani’s husband Lohith and daughter are being treated at the hospital.
Lohith was driving the bike and Tejasvini was the pillion rider, the police said, adding both of them were wearing helmets.
“This morning, a Metro pillar collapsed and hit a bike on which four people were travelling. Tejasvini and her son Vihan were seriously injured and immediately shifted to the Altius hospital. Unfortunately, they died there,” an official said.
A case has been registered and investigation is on, he said.