Two young girls have lost their lives in Hyderabad in the last two days, as a result of rash and negligent driving.
In the second incident on Wednesday morning, a 10-year-old girl died in Hyderabad after she was hit by a speeding college bus.
The incident occurred at Pedda Amberpet area under the jurisdiction of the Hayathnagar police station.
The victim, identified as Madhushalini, a class 6 student, was travelling towards Ramoji Film city when the accident occurred at around 8 am.
"She was traveling in a bike along with her uncle Boddupally Venkatesh. A Road Transport Corporation bus was also crossing the junction, when suddenly a college bus of St. Mary's Group of Institutions which was coming from Hayathnagar was rashly speeding, and first hit the RTC bus and then the bike," J Narender Goud inspector, Hayathnagar police station, told the Times of India.
The 10-year-old died on the spot, and the body was shifted to the Osmania General Hospital for autopsy.
The police have booked a case against the bus driver under section 304-A (Causing death by negligence) of the IPC.
â€śKeeping in view the frequent number of accidents, major and minor, at that site, we put a word with the traffic police and closed the junction putting up barricades. Now commuters have to take a U-turn from a little ahead,â€ť the Inspector told DC.
Madhushalini's death, came a day after the death of eight-year-old Bhumika Reddy, who died when a speeding truck hit the two-wheeler that they were riding on.
The accident happened at the Chilkanagar main road in the city.
According to reports, the childâ€™s head came between the road and the truckâ€™s tire, which killed her on the spot. Bhumika Reddy, who was studying in Class 3, was declared dead on arrival.
According to data released by the Hyderabad Traffic Police, 1,948 accidents have been reported in the city as of October this year. While 1,938 people were injured in these accidents, 259 people have died.
Two-wheeler drivers were the biggest victims, constituting 49% of all accidents up till October 2017.