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Tuesday, November 28 2023

Charmadi: Lorry – Tempo Collision Traffic Jam Stretches up to 5km

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Chikkamagaluru: In an unfortunate incident, a lorry and a water tanker collided head-on, causing a spill of water on the road near Kottigehara in Chikkamagaluru. This incident, which happened on the Kottigehara – Charmadi Ghat road, resulted in a massive traffic jam, extending over a 5-kilometer stretch. The incident occurred on Monday evening near the Chikkamagaluru Check Post. The collision resulted in a significant water spill from the overfilled water tanker, which has caused a major traffic jam on the road. The traffic jam has affected hundreds of vehicles and travelers.

Details of the Accident:

In the aftermath of the accident, both the lorry and the water tanker suffered damages, and the two drivers sustained injuries. They were promptly taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The road has been blocked by the accident, leading to a complete traffic standstill between Kottigehara and Charmadi Ghat. Commuters have faced considerable inconvenience due to the traffic jam.

Local Response:

The Chikkamagaluru police have responded to the incident with urgency, attempting to resolve the situation and clear the traffic jam. Local authorities and bystanders joined forces to help move the injured lorry driver to safety and transport him to the hospital. The incident has disrupted the traffic flow on the road, which connects Kottigehara and Charmadi Ghat.


The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the potential for accidents to disrupt travel plans. Local authorities and emergency services continue to work towards resolving the situation, ensuring the safety of those involved and clearing the road for regular traffic flow.

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