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Five Killed, 10 injured in tractor-truck collision in Telangana

Telangana Accident: Five people were killed and 10 others injured in a massive collision between a tractor and a truck on the National Highway at Munagala of Suryapet district in Telangana on Saturday midnight.

Police said on Sunday that about 38 people from Munagala village were returning home in the tractor trolley after attending the Maha Padi pooja at Ayyappa Swamy temple situated at the left bank of the nearby Sagar Canal, reports news agency UNI.

The tractor trolley they were travelling in was on the wrong side and was hit by a lorry on the Vijayawada-Hyderabad National Highway.

During the collision, all people aboard the tractor fell on the road. After this the speeding truck dragged the tractor for several metres. During which, five people died.

Upon receiving the information about the accident, the police and the local people reached the spot and started the relief & rescue work. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police also said Tanniruu Pramila (35), Chintakayala Pramila (33), Uday Lokesh (8), Naragani Kotaiah (55), breathed their last on the way to the hospital while another woman Gandu Jyoti (38) died while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

Those injured who are in critical condition were shifted to Khammam and Suryapet hospitals for better treatment, the report said.

The lorry, going towards Hyderabad from Vijayawada. dragged the tractor trolley for 50 meters after it hit hard, police added.

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