Concrete mixer truck falls on house in Kollam, contractor unwilling to give adequate compensation

Concrete mixer truck fell on house in Kollam

Kollam: A house was partially destroyed when a concrete mixer truck rammed on the front side and the inmates are living without electricity and water for the past five days. Kottarakkara- Mylom native Ramachandran Pillai alleged that no one, including the truck owner, visited his house following the incident.

The mishap happened on August 12 at 9.45 am. The truck lost control when driving through a slope and fell on the front side of Ramachandran’s house. A wall and the concrete shade of the house were completely damaged and the concrete mix spilled all over the floor inside. The concrete mix has settled on the tiled floor of the house.

The truck owned by an Anchal native was carrying the concrete mix from Adoor to Kunnikode region. The truck suffered a flat tyre at Mylom and the locals had warned the driver. However, the driver did not pay heed and continued driving the truck. The accident happened soon after this incident. No one sustained injuries in the accident.

From the police station, the contractor offered compensation of just Rs 50,000 to the house owner. However, Ramachandran had to suffer a loss of at least Rs 5 lakh. Hence, he has demanded this amount along with appropriate compensation for other losses.

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