Engineering student killed in road accident,seven injured

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankaria

An engineering student was killed and seven others injured when the car they were travelling in lost control and collided with an electric pole in the outskirts of the city on Sunday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Akanksha Gupta,native of Udhampur in Jammu and student of city based engineering college.

Her friends identified as Ashishraj,Divyansh, Ashutosh,Darshan,Yashovardha Singh,Bhavya and Williams sustained multiple injuries and were admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred near Jodukatte gate in Magadi when the SUV the victims were travelling lost control and collided with an electric pole,the impact of the accident was so high that the vehicle was damaged and the pole broken .

The victims were heading to Savanadurga in two cars and the car in which Akanksha was travelling along with seven others tried to overtake a vehicle and lost control leading to the mishap.The Magadi police rushed to the spot and conducted investigations said a senior police officer.