At least 10 persons were killed and more than 20 injured in a ghastly road accident in Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's assembly constituency - Gajwel.
Police said that a speeding Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus proceeding from Hyderabad to Karimnagar hit a truck from behind near Pragnapur. The bus was overturned resulting in the death of two passengers on the spot and injuring more than 26. Three of the injured succumbed while undergoing treatment at Gajwel government hospital.
Hit by the bus from the rear, the truck driver lost control. The truck ploughed the divider and rammed into a SUV and container truck coming from the opposite direction. The SUV was crushed between the truck and the container. Five of the seven persons in the car died while the two others were seriously injured.
The deceased persons includes four men, four women and two children. The condition of six of the injured who were shifted to a private hospital in Hyderabad is said to be critical.