7 killed, 15 hurt as truck rams into TSRTC bus
7 killed, 15 hurt as truck rams into TSRTC bus

Hyderabad: Seven people including two women were killed while 15 others were injured when a speeding truck rammed a bus in Karimnagar district on Tuesday. This is the second major accident in Telangana in a span of three days. Thirteen persons were killed in a horrific accident at Pragnapur on Rajv Rahadari on Sunday.

In Tuesday’s accident the truck, while trying to overtake another truck, hit the stationary bus of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC). The truck rammed into the rear side of the bus, crushing the passengers in their seats.

The ghastly accident took place near Chenjerla in Manakonduru on Karimnagar outskirts. The bus was carrying 40 people including driver and conductor, had stopped at the request of some passengers, when the truck crashed into it. 

The rear portion of the bus, which was proceeding from Warangal to Karimnagar, was badly mangled in the collision. Rescue workers had tough time in pulling out the bodies.

Six people including two women were killed on the spot. The injured including the driver of the truck were shifted to various hospitals in Karimnagar town. Condition of four of them is critical. Heart rending scenes were witnessed on the site where human body parts, flesh and blood were strewn around. According to police, over-speeding and the lack of road divider led to the accident. 

Finance Minister Eatala Rajender rushed to the spot and personally monitored relief operations. Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy consoled kin of victims and announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the deceased. Meanwhile, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed grief over the accident and directed officials to provide the best treatment to the injured.