The accident took place at the outskirts of the city, near Vanasthalipuram.

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news Crime Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:51

In a tragic incident, two persons were killed in Hyderabad on Wednesday after a speeding lorry ran amok.

The lorry driver ran over several bikes and hit two autorickshaws, reportedly after his brakes failed, which resulted in the death of two motorists. 

The accident took place at the outskirts of the city, near Vanasthalipuram. The police said that it occured at around 1 pm near the Sushma Theatre junction, as vehicles were waiting at the signal.

The victims were identified as 7-year-old Mahesh and H Naresh (23). The accident also left several people injured.

Vanasthalipuram Inspector S Murali Krishna told reporters, “A lorry that was heading towards LB Nagar went out of control, reportedly after its brakes failed, and rammed the vehicles at the signal, killing two persons on the spot. Naresh was alone on his motorbike, while Mahesh was with his family members on another bike.”

The lorry was transporting sand to a construction site in Narsingi, said Vanasthalipuram Assistant Commissioner of Police V Ravinder Reddy. The police have arrested the driver, identified as Mohammed Kaleem.

Police arrested the driver Kaleem and are investigating the case. “The driver said that failure of brakes resulted in the accident, but a report from technical experts will ascertain the exact reason,” the police said in a statement.

A case has been registered and investigation is underway. Those injured were admitted to private hospitals nearby. 

Watch the video from a CCTV camera below.

In October last year, a similar incident occurred in Vijayawada, after a state transport bus mowed several vehicles down as its brakes allegedly failed.

It ran over motorists on a busy road near the Budameru bridge. The whole incident was captured on CCTV. The bus came to a halt after hitting a truck.

Irate relatives of the victims set fire to the bus. However, the police, with the help of some people, doused the flames.