Telangana: 3 killed as auto rickshaw plunges into canal

Hyderabad: Three persons were killed and three others injured in a road accident in Telangana’s Nirmal district on Wednesday, police said.

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An auto-rickshaw carrying six people fell into a canal near Bellal in Kaddam mandal of Nirmal district. Three of the occupants died on the spot while three others were rescued by locals. The injured were admitted to a hospital in Nirmal town.

According to police, the three-wheeler plunged into the canal after the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. The deceased were identified as Simala Shantha (55), Shankaravva, and Mallaiah (55).

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The bodies were shifted to hospital for autopsy. Police registered a case and took up further investigation.

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