The four students are reported to have succumbed to their injuries immediately after the accident.

Four Malayali students die after truck rams their car in Karnataka
news Accident Friday, October 06, 2017 - 11:02

Four students hailing from Kerala died in the wee hours of Friday, after a truck rammed into their car in Karnataka.

The accident happened around 4 am in Ramanagara in Karnataka.

According to reports, the four - Joyad Jacob, Divya, Nikhit and Jeena - were on their way to Bengaluru, when the accident happened.

While two of them are students of Rajarajeshwari Medical College in Bengaluru, the rest were students from a college in Tamil Nadu. All the four students are natives of Pathanamthitta in Kerala, say reports. 

According to Ramangara SP, Ramesh Banoth, Joyad Jacob, Jeena Elda, Nikhith Job and Divya were driving from Mysuru to Bengaluru. 
 
"Joyad and Divya are students of Rajarajeshwari Medical College, while Nikith and Jeena were students from TN as far as preliminary information goes. They are all aged between 23 and 26 years," the SP added.
 
According to preliminary investigation, the four youth were in the car when the driver lost control and rammed into the divider.
 
"It must have all happened within seconds. The truck, which was coming from the other direction collided with the car which was stuck near the divider and all four died on the spot. It remains to be determined if the youth were under the influence of alcohol," SP Ramesh added.
 
Deputy Superintendent of Police Thammaiaha told TNM that Joyad's parents live abroad and that his relatives who reside in Bengaluru have been informed. Through Joyad's family, the police have also reached out to the families of the other deceased students. Their bodies are currently at the Rajarajeshwari Medical College in Bengaluru, the officier said.
 
A case of accidental death has been registered at the Ramanagara Police Station. 

The four students are reported to have succumbed to their injuries immediately after the accident.

(More details awaited.)

 

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