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Joy ride turns tragic for 2 students

Joy ride turns tragic for 2 students
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In a fatal road accident in Hyderabad, two youth, both aged 19, were killed on the spot when an overspeeding SUV in which they were travelling crashed...

Hyderabad: In a fatal road accident in Hyderabad, two youth, both aged 19, were killed on the spot when an overspeeding SUV in which they were travelling crashed into a pole under Rajendranagar police station limits on the intervening night of Friday.

The two youth were among 10 students from the Narayana medical long-term coaching centre at Madhapur, who were out for a joy ride in a Tata Safari when the accident took place.

According to police, the accident took place around 2 am when the SUV heading towards Mehdipatnam hit a roadside pole near pillar number 221 of the PVNR Flyover and overturned.

The police identified the students as Tarun and Uday, who died and another student Shashank suffered an injury.

Both the deceased and injured were shifted to Osmania Hospital. Following the accident, rest of students escaped from the spot. All the ten students hail from Mahabubnagar district.

Police said the SUV was owned by a relative of one of the students named Ganesh. All the 10 students went to airport and while returning towards Mehdipatnam, mishap took place. Police registered a case against the driver of the car, identified as Bunny for causing death due to negligence.

G Suresh, Inspector at the Rajendranagar police station said, "We do not suspect that the students were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. They left college around 12:45 am and the accident took place at 2 am, so we do not think that they were drunk. They went for a joy ride".

Hyderabad had witnessed a series of accidents within a span of one week. So far, five were killed and many were injured in the different accidents that took place in and around the city.

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