7 Karnataka Labourers Die in Road Mishap in Telangana

The workers were on their way back to their home town Raichur in Karnataka amidst the nationwide lockdown.

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Seven labourers from Karnataka were killed and four injured when the van in which they were travelling was hit by a truck near Pedda Golconda on the outskirts of the city late on Friday, 27 March night, police said.

The deceased included two children. Of the 31 workers in the van, five died on the spot and two while undergoing treatment at a hospital, Assistant Commissioner of Traffic Vishwa Prasad said. Four others were hospitalised and the condition of one of them is critical, he said, adding the other workers in the van escaped with minor injuries.

The van was hit by a truck near Pedda Golconda.
The van was hit by a truck near Pedda Golconda.
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The van was hit by a truck near Pedda Golconda.
The van was hit by a truck near Pedda Golconda.
(Courtesy: Accessed by The Quint) 

The workers were on their way back to their home town Raichur in Karnataka as the road project they were working in at Suryapet here was stalled due to the lockdown, Prasad said. He said initial investigations revealed that the mango laden truck, which was on its way to Gujarat, was overspeeding.

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