Kamareddy: Four persons of a family from Vanasthilapuram in Hyderabad died when the car in which they were travelling rammed an oncoming lorry after crashing through the divider at Adloor Yellareddy village on National Highway 44 on Thursday.
Nagala Rakesh and and his family, residents of High Court colony in Vanasthilapuram, were on the way to Basar to perform Aksharabhyasam of his son at the Saraswati temple in Basar. It is suspected that Rakesh’s brother-in-law, Nambur Raghuram (33), who was at the wheel, may have dozed off resulting in the accident.
Besides Raghuram, Rakesh’s wife Nagala Sunitha (31) and mother Namburi Ramadevi (55), died on the spot, while two-and-half year old son Abhiram died while undergoing treatment in a hospital at Kamareddy. Rakesh suffered serious injuries in the accident.
Following the collision, diesel from the lorry’s fuel tank started leaking and caught fire within no time. The fertiliser load in the lorry was completely burnt in the fire. The Sadashiva Nagar SI and his team rushed to the accident spot and shifted the injured to Kamareddy hospital. Fire tenders were also called in to put out the blaze. Police have registered a case and enquiry is on. The bodies were also sent to Kamareddy hospital for post-mortem.