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3 IIT graduates killed as speeding car hits divider in Hyderabad’s Outer Ring Road

HYDERABAD: Three people were killed on Friday morning when their speeding car hit a divider in the outskirts of Hyderabad, before colliding with another vehicle.

Ravi Teja, Surya Teja, Rohith and Kiran were traveling from Gachibowli to Khammam district on Friday morning, when their car hit a divider on the Outer Ring Road. It then hit a DCM mobile van.

“While Ravi and Surya died on spot, Kiran and Rohith were shifted to Care Hospital in Nampally. Later, Rohith succumbed to his injuries and Kiran has been battling for life,” Inspector V Chalapathi told TNM.

All graduates from IIT Kharagpur, Ravi, Surya and Rohith were working in an IT firm in Hyderabad, whereas Kiran is a student.

This is the second major road accident due to a speeding car in Hyderabad on Friday. Earlier in the day, five people died when a car collided with a parked truck on Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway in Nandigama block.

The car was travelling from Hyderabad to Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. The car was so badly mangled due to the collision that rescue workers had a tough time retrieving the bodies.

“The car rammed into truck and the front portion went below the truck. It took the police over an hour to take out the bodies,” Inspector Srinivas Chary told TNM.

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister P Narayana’s son, Nishit Narayana, and his friend were killed in a road accident due to over-speeding.

It was reported that their SUV crashed into a pillar of the Hyderabad Metro Rail in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad.

According to Hyderabad Traffic Police website, a total of 620 accident took place in 2017, till March. Out of which 83 deaths were reported.

The National Crime Records Bureau report says that Telangana recorded 21,252 road accidents in 2015, with 7110 deaths reported.

(With IANS inputs)