Pereira family from Mumbai who met with a tragic road accident at Old Goa on Monday afternoon had moved down to Goa from Mumbai sometimes back and they were staying in a rented apartment in Goa. According to the sources, they had purchased a Bungalow at Kadamba Plateau eight days back and were planning to shift into it soon.
The tragedy struck to the Pereira family from Thane Mumbai on Monday when they along with another family were traveling towards their Bungalow at Kadamba plateau in their Maruti SX4 Car. But when their car reached at Corlim in old Goa, the driver Mr. Shanal Pereira had apparently lost the control over the vehicle and hit two pedestrians before ramming into the truck coming from opposite direction. In the accident, Pereira’s mother died on the spot while Mr. Pereira, his wife, and son had been admitted into GMC (Goa Medical College) and their condition is said to be critical. From the Bhoir Family, two family members crushed to death while the condition of remaining two is a critical, said the sources.
According to the sources, Pereira family was in process of shifting to Goa. Mr. Pereira is working for an oil company in the middle east and he had arrived in India just 15 days back to invest into the property in Goa. The landlord of Mr. Pereira, Devidas Panicker told the media that, the Pereira family had shifted to Goa and were staying in his rented apartment and that they had invested into the Bungalow at Kadamba Plateau. “I am shocked to hear of the accident. They had visited my place on Sunday,” Panicker said.
According to the narration given by Panicker, Shanal Pereira was driving the car at the time of the accident. “Shanal is working at an Oil Company in Dubai and he came down to India on a one month holiday from the work. Just 15 days were left for his return back to Dubai,” he said. Two families were proceeding towards Panjim from Ponda as per witnesses. In the accident, Shanal’s mother Natali died on the spot while two members from Bhoir family succumbed to their injuries that includes Mrs. Bhoir and her 4-year-old daughter. Mr. Pereira’s wife Rupa, daughter Savia and son Shannon are in critical condition, said the sources.
Meanwhile, the footage of an accident got recorded on the CCTV camera installed on Mailk’s petrol pump is making the rounds on the social media. The footage clearly shows the incident of a horrifying accident. The accident footage is handed over by the petrol pump owner to the Superintendent of Police for the purpose of investigations.
In the meantime, Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had called for the high-level meeting at his residence to take the stock of the traffic situation the state and make some more implementations to curb the rampant accidents. “The Chief Minister is expected to review the traffic situation in the wake of rising number of accidents in the state,” an official attached to his office said. The sources have informed that according to the new developments now the traffic rules will be made more stringent in the state. According to the sources, the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident. “My heartfelt condolences to all affected by this tragedy,” he said in a message.
IMAGE SOURCE: GOA PRISM