15 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal

15 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal

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Yadadri: The bodies of the agriculture workers who were killed when the tractor they were travelling in plunged into Musi canal near Veligonda in Telangana
Yadadri: Rescue operations underway at the site where a tractor plunged into Musi canal near Veligonda killing 15 persons and injuring 15 others in Telangana
Yadadri: Rescue operations underway at the site where a tractor plunged into Musi canal near Veligonda killing 15 persons and injuring 15 others in Telangana
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) Fifteen agriculture workers were killed and 15 others injured when a tractor plunged into a canal in Telangana's Yadadri district on Sunday, police said.
The incident occurred when the tractor carrying the workers fell in Musi canal near Veligonda. The dead include 14 women and a boy.
According to the police, the tractor driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.
The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. The death toll may rise as the condition of some of the injured is stated to be critical.
The agriculture workers were on their way to nearby fields for sowing when the incident took place. Police personnel and revenue workers with the help of locals retrieved the bodies from the canal.
State Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy visited the accident site. He told reporters that a probe would be conducted into the incident. He assured all help to the families of the deceased and to the injured.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed shock over the incident. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and directed officials to provide best medical care to the injured.
--IANS
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