Traffic holds up elderly man as metro rail pillar collapse fells kin in Bengaluru

Bangalore, 10/1: Vijay Kumar had no inkling that the traffic jam he was caught in on the Outer Ring Road near HBR Layout here would wipe out two of his family members. A steel rod centering of the Metro Rail collapsed, killing Vijay Kumar’s daughter-in-law Tejaswini (28) and two-and-a-half year old grandson Vihaan, and injuring his son Lohith Kumar and his granddaughter on Tuesday.


Lohith was riding a two-wheeler to drop his children at a nursery school and his wife at her office this morning when the tragedy struck. “I was not aware that the pillar has collapsed. I thought it was natural to often get stuck in traffic congestion, but not the pillar that felled my grandson and my daughter-in-law,” Kumar told reporters. He said his son had been calling him to say something, and that he took the service road to reach the spot via Nagawara Road.

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