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Old 1st January 2010, 09:56   #4381
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The over all preliminary estimate loss is 1.15 cr which does not include the lives and injury. A sad new year of that area.

Look at the property loss figures - more than 1.15 crores is assessed. Time to look into third party property lsos clauses in our insurance policies. Right now, the limit with standard premium is 7.5 lakh.
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Yea, there would have been some sparks from which the LPG got ignited. I also heard that the fire started when someone turned on the headlights of the police car near the tanker.
if LPG was leaking, any spark will light it up. Any circuit break will cause sparks. that's why if we smell LPG, we should not touch any eletrical switches.
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The Karunagapally accident took 4 lives so far and 15 seriously injured. 18 house and four shops gutted. The over all preliminary estimate loss is 1.15 cr which does not include the lives and injury. A sad new year of that area.
Some pictures from the printed media. I have blurred out some graphic images from the first picture.

Pics: Accidents in India-dsc07200.jpg

Pics: Accidents in India-dsc07199.jpg

Pics: Accidents in India-dsc00362.jpg

Heard that the truck driver was a 20 year old hailing from some town in Tamil Nadu. Is that a legal age to drive an heavy vehicle that too loaded with inflammable Liquid?

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Hey, in that Malayalam Site, the red Wagon-R looks relatively safe (other than the crumple damage). Its not burnt at all.
Isn't the WagonR a mess? It's a miracle that the driver survived... or did he? If he is alive, then I think the car was parked on the roadside and he was outside.

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Heard that the truck driver was a 20 year old hailing from some town in Tamil Nadu. Is that a legal age to drive an heavy vehicle that too loaded with inflammable Liquid?
Yes, the legal age is 18 and above.
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Yes, the legal age is 18 and above.
It is 20 for transport vehicles.

See. http://dorth.gov.in/writereaddata/su...8488965022.pdf

That is only partl of the story. For heavy vehicle license, you need to wait for one year after obtaining an LMV (light motor vehicle) license.

Some interesting pdf links


http://dorth.gov.in/writereaddata/su...9296282989.pdf
http://dorth.gov.in/writereaddata/su...4804287442.pdf

Unfortunately, the "educational qualifications" part has not been enforced fully so far.
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It is 20 for transport vehicles.

See. http://dorth.gov.in/writereaddata/su...8488965022.pdf
Thanks. I googled it and came across this link which wrongly said it was 18.
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Coming back to the Audi VS I 10 accident, we cannot say that the i10 has a poor build. The car was T-boned at 120 kmph, a very high speed at that.The car is designed to disperse the impact and try to save lives, whic is the function of today's cars.

OT: Posting some pics of German Cars that are destroyed beyond recognition from wreckedexotics.

Pic 1: Audi R8 split into 2.
Pic 2 and 3: E 60 BMW M5 split into 2. hardly recognizable in 3rd pic.
Pic 4: BMW 730 D 2002 model.
Pic 5: W212 e class

Drive Safely. and responsibly.In this new year.
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Five Drunken Morons decided to race in the wee hours of New Year. Result: Two morons killed in the Zen Car. One moron in swift is in ICU while another moron escaped with minor injuries. Three other morons in the swift fled from the scene after the accident. The Zen car also mowed a Traffic Inspector and a Pedestrian. The incident happened after the zen car and swift car lost control at high speed.

It is not yet clear how many have been killed or injured. One Paper is reporting seven, another four.
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When I was coming from Mahabalipuram to day through ECR, I saw an Indicab on the junction of ECR Sholinganallur. I was driving and the grand children aged 7 and 9 were with me, So could not stop and see the horrible scene of the Indica. It was facing towards Tiruvanmiyur. The front passenger windscreen was broken. The driver side wind screen and the bonnet was fully covered by dry blood. Horrible. Some other members traveled to Sholinganallur might have seen closely. I could not snap. Seems it is the offering to New Year joy.

Another accident news was that a bus hit a lorry or truck near Madurai. The truck was carrying match boxes and it was burnt. One died.

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Five Drunken Morons decided to race in the wee hours of New Year. Result: Two morons killed in the Zen Car. One moron in swift is in ICU while another moron escaped with minor injuries. Three other morons in the swift fled from the scene after the accident. The Zen car also mowed a Traffic Inspector and a Pedestrian. The incident happened after the zen car and swift car lost control at high speed.
It is not yet clear how many have been killed or injured. One Paper is reporting seven, another four.
Did they make it to 2010? Yeah, morons! I had to drive to city around 11:30 Pm yesterday to pick up my brother from bus stand. On the way, a Lancer came at breakneck speed from opposite side and swerved towards my side of the road when we were just about to pass each other. I immediately reacted and swerved to my left to avoid a collision.... they must 've been drunk. They had High beams on and was honking continuously on an almost empty road.

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Five Drunken Morons decided to race in the wee hours of New Year. Result: Two morons killed in the Zen Car. One moron in swift is in ICU while another moron escaped with minor injuries. Three other morons in the swift fled from the scene after the accident. The Zen car also mowed a Traffic Inspector and a Pedestrian. The incident happened after the zen car and swift car lost control at high speed.

It is not yet clear how many have been killed or injured. One Paper is reporting seven, another four.
Where did it happened ?
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Where did it happened ?

it happened near the Airport.

its been said that the guys in swift are college students and went to airport to have IceCream.

its and Hoirrible accident..

here is the link for the accident
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Five Drunken Morons decided to race in the wee hours of New Year. Result: Two morons killed in the Zen Car. One moron in swift is in ICU while another moron escaped with minor injuries. Three other morons in the swift fled from the scene after the accident. The Zen car also mowed a Traffic Inspector and a Pedestrian. The incident happened after the zen car and swift car lost control at high speed.

It is not yet clear how many have been killed or injured. One Paper is reporting seven, another four.
Thats ghastly........
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the white swift looks very familiar!!.
is he a bhpian or is he stuying in my college? only time will tell.
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the white swift looks very familiar!!.
is he a bhpian or is he stuying in my college? only time will tell.
Oh yes that white Swift looks very familiar. And so does the Zen. I've seen both the cars prowling the streets quite often. The thing is, I have an eye for cars with even regular after-market bits slapped on them. And that's how I recognize these cars. My father had a lot to say about this accident in the morning. He kept talking to me about how irresponsible it is to race. And I have always agreed with him, so I wonder why he feels that I indulge myself in such 'racing'!
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