Bengaluru: Hundreds of chickens crammed into grilled cages in a canter died when the vehicle plunged 25 feet from a flyover near Yeshwantpur junction onto Tumakuru Road on Friday.
According to the police, Ibrahim, 25, loader in the vehicle, sustained grievous injuries and is said to be in critical condition, while the driver, Shabbir, 44, and cleaner-cum-loader Altaf, 20, sustained minor injuries and are out of danger. The three men, who hail from Gokak in Belagavi district, were driving from Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh to Shivajinagar, bringing poultry chicken to the city.
The accident occurred around 7 a.m. as the canter was negotiating a curve on the flyover.
Shabbir told the police the driver of a vehicle in front of them applied brakes suddenly,
According to the police, Shabbir had veered his canter towards the left to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of the canter when its driver applied brakes suddenly. As a result, the canter’s front wheel went over the parapet and the vehicle toppled over the flyover, bringing the iron railing down with it.
The Yeshwantpur traffic police shifted the injured men to a private hospital.