Five dead in road accident in Telangana

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(Eds: Updates with details) Hyderabad, Dec 26 (PTI) Five people died after the stationary autorickshaw in which they were sitting was hit by a lorry at a village in Vikarabad district of Telangana on Saturday, police said.

The five people, including four women and a man, boarded the autorickshaw on Saturday morning to proceed to a cotton field for agricultural work, they said.

The auto driver allegedly parked the vehicle at a wrong place and left for his home, situated nearby, to get breakfast.

However, a speeding lorry hit the auto, resulting in the death of four on the spot, they said.

One woman, who suffered serious injuries, died in a hospital, police added.PTI SJR SS PTI PTI