Mahabubnagar, Aug 4: Twelve labourers were killed and six others were injured, when their auto-rickshaw was hit by a lorry on the outskirts of Kothapalli village in Midjil Mandal of Telangana on Sunday. Police said all the 12 labourers died on-the-spot, while the injured were undergoing treatment in the government hospital here. As many as 17 labourers and the driver were reportedly travelling in the auto-rickshaw, when the accident occurred. However, the driver escaped with injuries.
The labourers, hailing from Kothapalli and Bogya Thanda, were returning after completion of work. The bodies were scattered on the road after the accident. The auto-rickshaw was completely mangled as the lorry hit it forcefully, Police said. The deceased were identified as Savia, Chalamma, Vadda Chinamma, Balamani, Bandari Yellamma, Ragula Sivaleela, Chandramma, Sivajinaik, B Venkatamma, Chandi, Venkatamma and Bichodi, Police added. (UNI)