In a tragic road accident, four of a family lost their lives under Karkhana Police Station of Hyderabad when a speeding Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation truck hit the bike on which the family was travelling.
Following which, Urban development and Information Technology Minister lent his vehicle to shift the injured to a hospital.
As per the police, at around 10:30 on Thursday night, the family of six including 4 children travelling on a two wheeler met with an accident when a GHMC lorry hit them at RTA office, Tirumalgerry.
VICTIMS OF THE ACCIDENT
The accident was so fatal that four persons including 3 children died on the spot.
The deceased identified as 35-year-old Md.Azhar, 7-year-old Md.Aman, 5-year-old Arshiya sultana and 3-year-old Alina sultana were shifted to a local hospital.
Two others, Imrana sultana & Atiya sultana were also brought to the hospital in a serious condition.
After the accident, the agitated locals held a protest and alleged that the GHMC driver was drunk and over speeding causing the death of victims.
WHAT DID THE IT MINISTER DO
Amid the chaos, K.T.Rama Rao, IT minister, Telangana government, who was crossing the area learned about the tragic incident.
Rao visited the place of accident, stayed there till late and ordered the concerned authorities to shift the bodies to a hospital.
The minister not only provided his vehicle to shift the injured to hospital but also announced Rs.5 lakh ex-gratia to those who died.
Free treatment was also ordered by the minister for the injured persons of the family.
Apart from the IT Minister, K Tarak Ramarao, GHMC Mayor B Rammohan, Animal Husbandry Minister, Talasani Srinivas, Excise Miniter Padma Rao also reached the spot and assured best treatment to the survivors.