Three dead in car accident in Hyderabad, overspeeding suspected, say cops

Published: Jan 28, 2018, 16:48 IST | PTI | Hyderabad

Three people were killed and one injured after the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Hyderabad on Sunday morning

Three people were killed and one injured after the car they were travelling in hit a tree in Hyderabad on Sunday morning. According to Chevella Police Station Circle Inspector G Guruvaiah, the mishap occurred between 6:45 am and 7:00 am near Meerjaguda village gate, around 40 kms from here. It killed three occupants of the car instantly, he added.

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The deceased were identified as K Praveen Kumar and A Arjun Kumar, both software engineers working in an IT company here and B David, an employee of a private company, he said. The injured has been identified as G Sravan, also a software engineer, and he had been shifted to a nearby hospital,the inspector said. "In view of the long holiday, the four friends were proceeding from Hyderabad to Vikarabad by car. It was being driven by Praveen Kumar. He lost control when the car reached Meerjaguda village gate and it slid off the road, possibly due to speeding, and hit a tree," Guruvaiah told PTI.

A case was registered under relevant IPC sections, the official said, adding that prima facie it looked like a case of overspeeding and not a case of drunk driving.

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