A 20-year-old fell prey to pothole at Uttarahalli in Bengaluru. This is the fifth death in Bengaluru caused due to pothole within ten days.
Tejaswi was trying to swerve the pothole when he lost balance and was crushed under a lorry today (October 11) in Uttarahalli.
Though officers have been asked to fill the potholes, no action is taken so far, and the series of death has continued on the roads of Bengaluru.
21-year-old Veena driving a two-wheeler also died in the same way near Devanahalli in Bengaluru Rural on October 10. She was trying to avoid the pothole when she lost balance and came under a lorry, which killed her on the spot.
However, Housing and Urban Development Minister KJ George has said that the media was attributing any death on the road to a pothole. "Every death on the road is not due to a pothole. We will develop the roads," the Minister said.
The Karnataka government is facing the wrath of the people who have demanded immediate action to set the roads right in Bengaluru.
Earlier on October 3, a couple died while trying to avoid a pothole, while they were taking their granddaughter to the hospital at 3 am near Sirsi Circle.
In another fatal accident 47-year-old woman was killed at Nayandahalli on Mysuru Road on October 8. However some sources said that Tejaswi lost his balance due to the hump and not pothole.