Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, December 2
Six persons of one family were killed and another five injured when the vehicle they were travelling in had a head on collision with a lorry in Telangana’s Rangareddy district. The vehicle was on its way to Karnataka.
According to the police, the accident occurred near the Malkapur Gate in Chevella mandal on the Hyderabad-Bijapur highway, about 50 km from Hyderabad.
The family belongs to the Tadbun area of Hyderabad and was travelling to Gurmitkal in Karnataka.
The family was travelling in an Innova and when the driver tried to overtake another vehicle it hit a bore-well vehicle coming from the opposite direction, said the police.
The deceased have been identified as Asif Khan (50), Nazia Begum (45), Sania (18), Arsha (28), Nazia Banu (36) and a six-year-old girl. The bodies were taken to a government hospital in Chevella for autopsy, they said, adding that the injured have been shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad.
Police said the family from Hyderabad was on its way to Gurmitkal for treatment of Nazia Begum who had suffered a paralytic stroke.
The accident led to a 2 km long traffic jam on Hyderabad-Bijapur highway and vehicular movement was restored only after the police removed the accidental vehicle from the highway.
A police officer said overspeeding and fog could have led to the collision.