Telangana road mishap: Family of 15 from Nanded killed after truck falls on auto

Nanded family loses 15 members in Telangana road mishap; deceased include seven children and five women

Hyderabad: Fifteen persons of a family from Nanded district, Maharashtra, including five women and seven children, were killed in a road mishap involving a tipper and an auto in Adilabad district of Telangana, police said yesterday. The deceased were on their way to a temple and had hired the auto.

The gravel-laden tipper after the mishap that occurred on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. Pic/PTIThe gravel-laden tipper after the mishap that occurred on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. Pic/PTI

The incident occurred on the outskirts of Bhainsa town of the district around midnight, after a speeding gravel-laden tipper collided with the auto carrying 18 persons, Adilabad District Superintendent of Police Tarun Joshi said.

While 14 persons died on the spot and another died on the way to a hospital after the tipper fell on the auto and its occupants were crushed under it, the police officer said, adding, three others who were injured in the incident were rushed to a hospital in the neighbouring Nizamabad district.

“The deceased include five women, four boys and three girls. The family hails from Bhokar in Nanded and was working at the brick kilns in Nizamabad,” Bhainsa Rural police station Circle Inspector Vinod Reddy said.

8 dead, 26 injured as tractor turns turtle
Shivpuri: Eight persons lost their lives and 26 were left injured after a tractor they were travelling in overturned on the way to a temple yesterday, the police said. The victims, all from Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh, were on their way to the famous Ratangarh Mata Mandir when the mishap took place about 60 km from the district. Prima facie investigation revealed that the tractor driver dozed-off, following which the vehicle went off the road and overturned on Dabra-Pichore Road in the wee hours yesterday, Sub-Inspector Ramaraja Tiwari from Dinara police station said.

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Guntur: Seven workers were killed after a landslide occurred at the construction site of a multiplex at Lakshmipuram. Another worker was rescued in a critical condition and rushed to the Government General Hospital for treatment. The workers hailed from Gottipadu village under Pattipadu constituency adjacent to Guntur city. The Andhra Pradesh government announced a compensation of R20 lakh each to the victims’ families, Guntur Collector Kantilal Dande said.

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