Hyderabad: In a suspected case of drink and driving, 6 migrant workers from north India were killed and three others were seriously injured on Tuesday morning after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned subsequent to colliding into an unknown vehicle on the (ORR) Outer Ring Road Expressway close to Hyderabad. The road accident happened at Pati village in Patancheru mandal of Sangareddy district, the police stated.
The migrant workers were in a Xylo SUV travelling from Bengaluru to Nagpur.
DSP Sangareddy P Sreedhar Reddy said to The New Indian Express that rash driving and speeding prompted the road accident.
The accident occurred at around 3.30 am on Tuesday. Informed by other vehicles, ORR patrol groups and police hurried to the spot and began the rescue operation. Police discovered there were ten people in the SUV including the driver and they started their travel from Bengaluru on Monday night and were travelling via Hyderabad.
The deceased were identified as Vinod Bhuher, Pramod Bhuher, Pavan Kumar, Kamlesh Lohare and Hari Lohare. The body of the 6th individual is yet to be identified.
Three different migrants identified as Anand Kumar, Chandra Vamsi and Pramod Kumar were seriously injured and have been moved to a close-by hospital where their condition is reported to be stable.
On the ORR, while travelling from Gachibowli towards Muthangi, halfway on the outskirts of Pati town close to Patancheru, the vehicle collided with another vehicle from the back. Police said that the SUV driver might have attempted to overtake another vehicle in the front from the right side and in the attempt, hit it on the left.
Therefore, the left part of the SUV was totally damaged and as the vehicle was moving fast, it toppled twice and stopped on the road. Police additionally suspect that the other vehicle involved in the accident could be a mini truck or a DCM van.
The driver of the Xylo vehicle allegedly ran away from the spot while the police were attempting to trace the other damaged vehicle.