Honnavar 8 July 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) A cyclist died on the spot after getting buried in the sacks of areca nuts as the truck carrying them toppled due to heavy load at Agrahara of Honnavar taluk here on Sunday, 8 July.
The deceased has been identified as Manjunath Madival a resident of Baragadde of the taluk.
According to the sources, the overloaded truck carrying areca nuts from Managlore to Ahmedabad toppled owing to the heavy load, the truck toppled onto a cyclist beside the road who was later found buried and dead under the sacks.
The truck driver also sustained minor injuries and was rushed to Taluka government hospital of Honnavar for treatment.
The body of Manjunath was later recovered after clearing off the areca nuts from the truck and then sent for the post mortem in an ambulance.
A case has been registered at Honnavar police station.
(Bhatkallys News Bureau/Fristen Dias)