In a major accident at Mahabubnagar on Sunday, around 13 persons all daily laborers died, when a speeding truck crashed into the auto-rickshaw they were traveling.
According to police, the victims are all returning home from days of work. While the vehicle was passing through Kottapalli village at Midgil Mandal, on the highway, a speeding truck hit the vehicle. As the truck was at a high speed, the passengers along with the auto-rickshaw flung in the air and landed a few meters away. While the vehicle was crushed into nothing less than scrap, 13 persons died and four others sustained severe injuries
Police are verifying if the truck driver was in a drunken condition.