Siddipet: Three persons were killed and 17 injured when a speeding lorry hit a stationery autorickshaw on the Rajiv Rahadari at Rimmanagauda village of Gajwel mandal in Siddipet on Friday afternoon.
All the deceased and injured were relatives. They were proceeding to Nagapur village of Cheriyal mandal to attend the funeral of a relative. They had stopped at Rimmanaguda to pick up a couple of relatives when the incident occurred. The deceased were identified as Akkaram Krishnaiah, Akkaram Pochaiah and Akkaram Sayavva, and are natives of Pamulaparthi village in Vargal Mandal. The injured were shifted to Gajwel Area Hospital.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed shock over the ghastly road accident. In a message, the Chief Minister expressed condolences on the loss of lives and injuries to others. He directed the officials concerned to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.
The injured were shifted to NIMS, Hyderabad after providing first -aid a Gajwel Area Hospital.
The deceased were identified as Akkaram Sayavva (49), Akkaram Kistaiah (29), Akkaram Pochaiah (57).The bodies were shifted to Gajwel hospital for post-mortem. The condition of a couple of them is stated to be critical. The location of the incident is very close to another accident occurred in which 16 people killed during the last week of May this year. In a freak accident, a Lorry, Goods Lorry, SUV and DCM vehicle were involved in the accident some about four months ago near Rimmanaguda.
Inspector, Gajwel rushed to the spot immediately after the incident. The villagers and passers-by jumped into the rescue operation. They have helped the Police and 108 Staff in shifting the injured to hospital. Commissioner of Police, D Joel Davis and ADCP, Narasimha Reddy has also visited the spot from Siddipet. A case was registered and the inquiry is on.
Meanwhile, MP, Medak, Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, who arrived at the spot, has announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the deceased and he also assured to provide treatment to the injured. Irrigation Minister, T Harish Rao has expressed over the incident and asked the officials to provide free treatment to the injured.