A 12-year-old boy died, while his friend suffered serious injuries, after a van rammed into a wall and it collapsed on them on Sunday.
The incident occurred at Mandigali in Hyderabad's Bholakpur area during the afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Bilal, a resident of Bhalakpur who reportedly suffered serious head injuries, which led to his death.
Meanwhile, Bilal's friend, Saleem Hussaian (12), has been hospitalised after he fractured his hand.
It was reported that both the children Bilal and Saleem were playing cricket.
â€śAfter the match got over, they reached Mandigali and noticed a water kiosk (Chalivendram) and went near it to drink water,â€ť Musheerabad Sub Inspector Rama Rao told The New Indian Express.
Meanwhile a DCM van that was reversing, hit the wall, which reportedly collapsed on the two kids who were drinking water there.
According to Times of India, the local residents immediately rushed to the spot and pulled out both the children who got trapped under the debris. They were rushed to the Gandhi hospital, where Bilal succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the van fled from the spot immediately after the accident, fearing an attack by the locals.
â€śThe driver was negligent, and did not look behind while reversing. He is absconding since then,â€ť Inspector Rama Chandra Reddy told TNM. Police has also seized the vehicle from the spot.
A case has been registered against the driver under section 304-A (Causing death by rash or negligent act) and 338 (Causing grievous hurt) of the IPC.