While returning home eight people, including an 18-month-old boy who was migrant labourers returning home in Karnataka’s Raichur district, died in a road accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad late Friday night.
Because of coronavirus lockdown, 31 migrant labourers working in a construction firm in Suryapet district of Telangana were travelling in a Bolero Max to go back home, but after few moments their vehicle got hit by an open truck by a truck loaded with mangoes from the rear.
The incident happened at around 10.30 pm at Pedda Golconda on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) towards Hyderabad.
On the spot three men, a boy and a nine-year-old girl succumbed to injuries whereas four women and two men survived.
All of them were taken to Osmania General Hospital and while the remaining were shifted to a function hall in Shamshabad.
In view of the incident, Police has already ordered checkposts not to allow goods vehicles carrying passengers.
Cyberabad DCP (Traffic) SM Vijay Kumar in his statement to media states, it has been decided to not to allow any light/small/medium motor vehicles on the ORR. Reckless driving on empty roads are leading to road accidents, he said.