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Four feared drowned as vehicle falls into well in Warangal

Published: 27th Oct 2020 9:02 pm

Warangal Rural: Four persons, including the driver, are feared drowned when the Jeep in which they were travelling plunged into a roadside open agriculture well at Government Model School near Gavicherla village of Sangam mandal in the district on Tuesday. The vehicle, carrying at least 14 persons including the driver, fell into the well when the driver reportedly developed seizures and lost control.

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While 10 of them were rescued by passers-by and police, four are feared dead. The vehicle was proceeding to Nekkonda town from Warangal city. The accident took place about 13 km from Warangal city.

Speaking to the media, Mamnoor ACP Shyam Sunder said they suspect that the four would be dead in the well. “Rescue operation is going on. We are trying to pull out the Jeep from the well,” he said, adding that the injured — five men and five women — were shifted to MGM Hospital in Warangal for treatment immediately.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Kantham Yadagiri, a villager elder of Gavicherla, said the accident occurred around 5.45 pm. “Though the police pressed an earth digger into rescue operation to take out the Jeep, the operator could not even touch the vehicle with the machine as the depth of the well is around 30 feet. It is located on a curve,” he said.

The well was filled to its brim as it is located near a tank amidst the paddy fields. It appears that the driver could not control the vehicle as he was driving at a high speed. “Though the driver reportedly developed seizures leading to the accident, normally, drivers of such vehicles drive at high speed putting at risk the lives of the passengers,” Yadagiri added.

ACP Mamnoor, Parvathagiri Inspector and Sangam SI are overseeing the rescue operation. It is also suspected that there were two children among the four drowned.

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