Ponda man dies in car accident, two injured


 A car-truck collision led to the death of Ramdas Chari on the Ponda-Margao highway on Tuesday afternoon.
Chari, 54, a resident of St Cruz, Ponda, was heading home to Ponda after dropping his wife Lata at the Margao railway station along with his brother Dattaram, 59 and sister-in-law Sufala, 48.
A speeding truck rammed into their car at Nagesh Nagar-Dhavali on the Ponda-Margao highway.
Chari was crushed in the vehicle and had to be removed by cutting open the metallic plates of the cabin. He was rushed to Ponda community health centre (CHC) but died before receiving treatment.
His brother and sister-in-law were injured and were rushed to GMC at Bambolim. Dattaram has been discharged while his wife Sufala has been admitted for further treatment.
The police had detained truck driver Basant Kumar Mehta, 45, a resident of Warkhande-Ponda. [TOI]