Five men lost their lives in a major road accident that occurred in Hyderabad’s IT corridor at 2.45 am on Sunday. As per the CCTV footage released by the Gachibowli police, the men were travelling in a white private car near the Wipro Circle when they jumped the signal and travelled to the other side where they were hit by a tipper lorry.
Gachibowli police rushed to the spot immediately after the incident to conduct rescue measures. However, four of the passengers were found dead at the spot, while another person succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city. Another police team also reached the spot in the morning and is helping with the investigations.
The dead were identified as K Santhosh (25), K Pavan Kumar (24), Chinta Manohar (23), P Bharadwaj (20) and N Roshan (23). The bodies have been shifted to the mortuary of the Osmania General Hospital. All the deceased are natives of Andhra Pradesh. They were working in a private company in the city and residing in a men’s hostel facility in Madhapur. At the time of the accident, the youth were travelling from the Indian Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad (IIIT-H) Road to Gowlidoddi, according to the police.
Speaking to the media, Gachibowli Circle Inspector Srinivas said that they are investigating whether the accident occurred due to human error or if there are any other issues that need to be considered. “We are investigating the case to see if the accident happened due to human error or any other technical issues. We have also checked the tipper vehicle and collected blood samples of the tipper lorry driver to see if there was any alcohol consumption. However, the samples of the five deceased have not yet been checked for alcohol consumption.”