Three railway workers were killed by Rajdhani Express near Peddapalli district headquarters in Telangana on Tuesday, September 20. According to police, railway employee Durgaiah of Mahabubabad, and contract workers Pegada Srinivas (Peddapalli) and Venu (Sultanabad) were working on a railway track at Peddapalli. "At around 4 pm, the Rajdhani Express from New Delhi proceeding towards Bengaluru hit the trio," the police said. It was said a goods train was moving on another track and the three did not anticipate the arrival of Rajdhani Express on the track they were working, the police said.
The Railway Police said an investigation was on. The bodies were shifted to the Government Hospital at Peddapalli for postmortem, the police added. The incident occurred near Kothapalli railway station when the workers were applying grease to tracks, police said. A fourth worker was injured. The Rajdhani Express hit the railway employees doing their duty at Hussenimiya Vagu.
Recently on September 12, three persons were killed in a road accident at Medchal near Hyderabad. The accident occurred when a two-wheeler came under a truck after crashing into a pedestrian crossing the road. Both the individuals on the two-wheeler and the pedestrian died on the spot. The two-wheeler was believed to have tried to overtake the truck and hit a man crossing the road while doing so. All three persons â€” the couple on the two-wheeler and the pedestrian â€” were seen falling down, even as the truck seemed to run over one of them before coming to a halt.
Earlier in August, four persons including two children were killed in a road accident in Nizamabad district of Telangana. The accident occurred when a car overturned on the Hyderabad-Nagpur highway after its tyre burst. The victims were members of a Hyderabad family from Toli Chowki who were travelling to Nirmal.
With PTI and IANS inputs