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NALGONDA: Five persons, including two children, were killed in a ghastly accident when a speeding lorry rammed a car in which they were travelling on National Highway 9 at Mutyalammagudem in Kattangur mandal on Sunday midnight.
According to the police, a sand-laden lorry lost control and collided head on with a car coming in the opposite direction at Mutyalammagudem shortly after midnight. Three passengers in the car died on the spot, while two grievously injured passengers succumbed to wounds later at a hospital.
Two other injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Hyderabad.
The deceased have been identified as S Raju, 24, a native of Nalgonda district, Mohsin Pasha, 27, Mohd Reena, 10, and Sharukh Khan, 12, besides the car driver Vinay Kumar of Khammam district.
Reena and her brother Sharukh were returning home after spending vacations at their relative's house in Hyderabad.
Crushed under pipes
Staff Reporter from Guntur writes: Four members of a family were killed in an accident near Atmakuru village in Mangalagiri rural limits on National Highway 9 late on Sunday night.
They belonged to Pasumarru village in Chilakaluripet mandal and were travelling in a lorry laden with iron pipes. As the lorry was nearing Vijayawada, the driver applied brakes suddenly and those seated on top of the lorry were crushed under the weight of the iron pipes.
Among the dead was a six-year girl, Bhavani. The deceased were identified as Y. Nagaraju (35), Nagaratnam (30) and Kona Prasad (20).
All the four members died on the spot.
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