Telangana: Fifteen people of a family from Maharashtra, including five women and seven children, were killed in a road mishap involving a truck and an auto in Adilabad district of Telangana.
The incident occurred on the outskirts of Bhainsa town of the district at midnight on Saturday when a speeding gravel-laden tipper collided head on with the auto carrying 18 people, Adilabad District Superintendent of Police Tarun Joshi told PTI over phone.
Fourteen people died on the spot and another died on the way to a hospital, the police officer said, adding, three others who were injured in the accident were shifted to a hospital in neighbouring Nizamabad district. The deceased were on their way to a temple and had hired the auto, Mr Joshi said.
“The deceased include five women, four boys and three girls,” Bhainsa Rural police station Circle Inspector Vinod Reddy said.
The family was from Nanded district of Maharashtra and they had been working in brick kilns in Nizamabad, he said.