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Karnataka elections: Fire breaks out at helipad after DK Shivakumar’s chopper lands near Honnavar

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Mysuru: Just two days after his chopper was hit by a bird forcing him to land, Congress president D K Shivakumar had yet another escape when fire broke out in Ramathirtha helipad in Honnavar taluk after his chopper landed here on Thursday.

It i s said that Congress president D K Shivakumar arrived in Ramathirtha to hold campaign in Uttar Kannada district when the fire broke out in the helipad due to dry grass spread over in the helipad.

The helipad staff who noticed the fire tried to douse it.

Latest reports said Shivakumar was unhurt.

On May 2, Shivakumar’s chopper was hit by a bird while he was on his way to Mulbagal forcing the chopper to land. The windows of the chopper were badly damaged. However, Shivakumar escaped unhurt.

This is the second such incident where the Congress leader had narrowly escaped from possible threat to life.

-Team Mysoorunews

 

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