Five people were killed and 14 others injured when a bus collided with a stationary truck in Telangana's Suryapet district in the early hours of Sunday. The deceased are yet to be identified by the officials.
According to the police, the accident occurred around 3am near Muddulacheruvu, about 150km from Hyderabad.
The bus belonging to Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) was en route to Hyderabad from Vijayawada.
The driver, while trying to overtake another bus hit the truck, witnesses said.
There were 36 passengers in the bus. The injured were admitted to hospitals at Kodad and Suryapet. The condition of four people is said to be critical.
The ambulance reached the spot in around twenty minutes after eyewitnesses dialed 108.
According to reports, the lorry driver and cleaner were underneath the vehicle carrying out some repairs, and got trapped immediately after the accident.
Further details are awaited.