6 Telangana women labourers killed in ghastly road accident in Palnadu district
Six women labourers from Telangana were killed on the spot while seven others grievously injured after a lorry collided with their auto rickshaw in Andhra Pradesh early
GUNTUR: Six women labourers from Telangana were killed on the spot while seven others grievously injured after a lorry collided with their auto rickshaw in Andhra Pradesh early Wednesday. The mishap occurred at Pondugala village in Dachepalli mandal of Palnadu district in the wee hours.
According to the police, 23 labourers from neighbouring Telangana were traveling in an auto rickshaw from Narasapur village of Damaracherla mandal to Pulipada of Gurajala mandal for work.
As the three-wheeler arrived at Koggala village, a lorry with lemon load and heading from Guduru to Lucknow hit the auto rickshaw and sped away. Six women labourers were killed on the spot in the incident and seven others sustained bleeding injuries.
The local police shifted the injured to Gurajala government Hospital in a 108 ambulance.
KCR expresses shock, announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) expressed his shock over the killing of six Telangana women labourers in Palnadu district of Andhra Pradesh. While conveying his condolences to the bereaved families, he announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to each of the families of the dead and Rs one lakh for those injured in the incident.
KCR asked Miryalaguda MLA Nallamothu Bhaskara Rao to ensure the best medicare for the injured. Responding to the request of the MLA and Minister Jagdeesh Reddy, who is in charge of the erstwhile combined Nalgonda district, the Chief Minister announced the ex gratia to the accident victims.