34-yr-old dies in accident at Quepem


A two-wheeler rider was killed in a road accident in Quepem after his vehicle and a tempo were involved in a head-on collision on Wednesday.
The victim, Maurice Pereira, a 34-year-old resident of Chandor, was heading towards Tilamol from Quepem while the tempo carrying coconuts was approaching from the opposite direction. Pereira was severely injured in the accident with sources saying his face was disfigured.
Sources said that while the police were at the scene, Pereira's cellphone began ringing. It was his sister, who resides at Tilamol, enquiring why he had not visited her. Later, she came to the spot and identified her brother.
Tempo driver, Naunath Gavat of Sawantwadi, has been arrested. [TOI]