Hyderabad: In a freak mishap, the escort vehicle, which is a part of the Andhra Pradesh minister for Energy, Forest, Environment, Science & Technology Balineni Srinivas Reddy’s convoy, overturned on the Outer Ring Road at Abdullapurmet on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday.
A head constable of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police, Papa Rao, died in the accident, while two other constables and the vehicle driver sustained injuries. One of the tyres of the vehicle fell flat suddenly resulting in the accident, the police said.
Abdullapurmet police registered a case and started investigation.
#Accident: AP Minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy’s escort vehicle bearing No. AP18 P 1359 tyre busted on ORR. As a result, the vehicle uncontrolled and overturned. A HC, 2 PCs and driver sustained injuries, the injured have been shifted to hospital. pic.twitter.com/BgkrSMNBvx
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The minister was in another vehicle that was moving a few metres ahead of the escort vehicle. The vehicle involved in the mishap was cleared off the stretch and the injured were shifted to a private hospital, while the body of Paparao was shifted for post-mortem examination. The minister visited the injured personnel and directed the hospital for better treatment. Further investigation is underway.