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9 Dead, several injured in a major truck accident in Telangana’s Kamareddy; PM offers ex-gratia of 2 lakh

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Hyderabad: Nine people were dead on the spot in a head-on collision between a lorry truck and a minivan at Hasanpally in the Kamareddy district of Telangana on Sunday while several others sustained injuries.

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While talking to media Kamareddy District Superintendent of Police B Srinivas Reddy said, “The mishap occurred around 5 pm in Yellareddy Mandal when the driver of the lorry took the wrong side of the road and hit the mini-truck coming in the opposite direction.”
The injured have been admitted to Banswada hospital and Nizamabad Hospital.

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Meanwhile, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expresses condolences over the loss of lives due to the accident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while offering his condolences, announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the next of kin of the deceased. He also announced a financial aid of Rs 50,000 to the injured.

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“Distressed by the loss of lives due to an accident in Kamareddy district, Telangana. Condolences to the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) would be given to the next of kin of the deceased. The injured would be given Rs 50,000: PM Modi,” According to PMO’s tweet.

Kamareddy Superintendent of Police Srinivas Reddy informed that a case has been registered and the accused lorry driver has been identified. “We will catch him soon.”

The deceased have been identified as Anjavva (35 years), Veeramani (35 years), Lachavva (60 years), Sayavva (38 years), Sailu (35 years), Ellaiah (53 years), Poshaiah (60 years), Gangavva (45 years), and Veeravva (70 years).

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