Hyderabad: Three students, two of them from Telangana and one from Andhra Pradesh, were killed, while another from Hyderabad was injured after the car they were travelling in collided with a truck on the Jalandhar-Phagwara Highway in Punjab in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to the Chaheru police, the three students were identified as Vadathya Ajay Devan, 20, son of V. Pandu and Sunitha of Beeramguda of Ramachandrapuram in Medak; Challagonda Kamalakar Rao, 19, son of C. Vinod Babu and Kavitha of Kollapur in Mahabubnagar, and Godi Joseph Ratna Kishore, 21, son of Godi Raja Bhushanam and Rudha Ratna Kumari of Akkividu, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.
Their friend, who was injured and is undergoing treatment in a government hospital, was identified as Ashish Kumar, Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad.
Ajay, Kamalakar and Joseph were B.Sc. Agriculture students of the Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, in Kapurthala district of Punjab, while Ashish Kumar is believed to have been visiting them.
Satpal Singh, Sub-inspector, Chaheru said the four were on their way to the Phagwara Railway Station via the Madhopur bypass around 2.30 a.m. when their Tata Indica hit the heavy goods vehicle, apparently due to poor visibility caused by the dense fog on the highway.
All the three were killed on the spot, while Ashish Kumar was shifted by the police to a nearby government hospital, where his condition was stated to be serious.
The families of the students were informed, the police said, adding that the bodies would be handed over to relatives after autopsy.