Two-wheeler riders and pedestrians on the busy Sayyaji Rao Road had a providential escape today when a huge branch of an old gulmohar tree near the tonga stand at Agrahara Circle here came crashing down at about 10 am causing injuries to two persons who were reportedly treated as out-patients at a nearby private hospital.

The injured persons were said to be Rajesh Jain and his domestic help Manchaiah, who were reportedly standing in front of their house close to the tonga stand.

The impact of the falling branch of tree was no severe that it damaged the compound of the house adjacent to that of Rajesh Jain. Luckily it did not fall on the house which was a very old one with a few occupants.

Power snaps: As the branch was coming down, it reportedly snapped a power line thus tripping the transformer in front of K.R. Police Station which switched off the power, hence averting electrocution incidents.

The road being always busy with traffic and pedestrians, a major catastrophe was imminent if the tree branch had fallen directly onto the road.

Range Forest Officer Nagabhushan Aradhya and staff rushed to the spot on getting the information and arranged to remove the fallen branch.

Speaking to SOM, Aradhya said that five trees on the stretch of road from Agrahara Circle to Sanskrit Pathashala Circle were very old which would be put for auction once the Assembly polls was through.

K.R. Traffic Police and officials of Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company (CESC) arrived at the spot for monitoring remedial measures.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore