Five persons died on the spot and four others were grievously injured in Telangana when a Telangana state road transport corporation (TSRTC) bus collided with an auto rickshaw at Bhavupet in Yadagirigutta mandal on Monday.
The TSRTC bus was on its way from Hyderabad to Warangal, when it hit an auto rickshaw coming from the opposite direction. The injured were admitted to Aler government hospital.
The RTC bus belonged to Warangal-II depot.
The auto rickshaw was carrying nine persons and was proceeding towards Bhongir from Warangal side, reported Telangana Today.
Four passengers along with the auto driver died on the spot and four others were critically injured.
The victims were identified as Barma Naresh, the auto driver, Adepu Narsimhulu, Meda Srinivas, Poolamma and Yadamma, reported The Hindu.
According to reports, the victims belonged to Balajinagar and Shanthinagar in Shameerpet mandal.
Transport Minister Mahender Reddy has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
He said that action would be taken against the bus driver, if he was found driving the vehicle in a rash manner.
(With IANS inputs)