Five persons were killed when a car collided with a parked truck in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district early on Friday, police said.
The accident occurred on Hyderabad-Bengaluru highway in Nandigama block.
The speeding car rammed into the stationary truck from the rear side, killing all the occupants of the car on the spot.
The bodies of the victims have been shifted to Shadnagar Government Hospital for post-mortem, said police.
The car was travelling from Hyderabad to Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh.
The impact of the collision was so great that the front portion of the car was badly mangled. Rescue workers had a tough time retrieving the bodies.
‚ÄúThe car rammed into truck and the front portion went below the truck. It took the police over an hour to take out the bodies,‚ÄĚ Inspector Srinivas Chary told TNM.
On Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Minister P Narayana's son, Nishit Narayana, and his friend died after their SUV crashed into a pillar of the Hyderabad Metro Rail in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad.
It was reported that the SUV was speeding, and the front portion of the white Mercedes Benz in which the duo was travelling, was crushed on impact, due to which chips of concrete came off the solid metro rail pillar.
According to National Crime Records Bureau, Telangana recorded 21,252 road accidents in 2015, with 7110 deaths reported.
(With IANS inputs)