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Woman burnt alive as high tension wire falls on car on highway

Hyderabad: A woman was burnt alive and five others suffered injuries, as a high tension wire fell on the car in which they were travelling on Friday in Hyderabad.

As reported by India Today, 40-year-old, Chandrakala, a resident of Kukatpally area of the city died in the incident while her husband and children along with two other family members suffered minor injuries. They were on its way to their farm house in Takkallapalli via Yacharam when the mishap occurred.

According to ACP Ibrahimpatnam S Malla Reddy, the high tension wire snapped after an overload truck came in contact with it and fell on the victim’s Chevrolet car coming from the opposite direction.

Woman’s husband Jagan who was driving the car opened the four doors using a towel. He warned the family members not to touch any part of the car. He along with two other women and children got out safely; however the victim, Chandrakala who was sitting on the front seat managed to come out but in a hurry got electrocuted. Later the car also caught fire.