7 of marriage party killed, 15 injured as lorry overturns in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Seven members of a wedding party, including four women, were on Wednesday, March 30 killed and 15 others injured when the mini-lorry carrying them overturned in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district of Telangana, police said.

‘The accident occurred at around 11 AM on the outskirts of Naskal village when the lorry driver lost control while overtaking.

The lorry turned turtle, resulting in on the spot death of three persons, while four others died either on way to hospital or during treatment,’ Ranga Reddy District Superintendent of Police Rema Rajeswari R said.

At least 15 others, who suffered injuries in the mishap, were rushed to different hospitals, she said over phone. Nearly 38 people, all bride’s relatives, were travelling in the lorry at the time of accident, the SP said.

‘Over-speeding seems to be the reason for the accident,’ she said based on preliminary investigation. A case was booked with Pargi police, who were further investigating the matter.