Staff Reporter

NALGONDA: Five persons including a couple died in separate road accidents on National Highway-9 in the district on Saturday.

According to sources, D. Veerababu, 40, a labourer, and his wife Saidamma, 35, died after they were mowed down by a lorry at Mukundapuram in Munagala mandal in the evening. The lorry driver fled from the site immediately after the accident.

In another incident, Janaiah, 21, a degree final year student of Nakrekal and Ramakrishna, 23, a mason, sustained grievous injuries when an unidentified vehicle rammed into the bike on which they were proceeding from Narketpally to Nakrekal near Muthyalammagudem in Kattangur mandal in the wee hours of Saturday.

While Janaiah died on the spot, Ramakrishna succumbed to the wounds at a hospital in Hyderabad few hours later, sources said. Kattangur in-charge sub-inspector Gutta Venkat Reddy is investigating the case.

S. Narsamma, 55, a native of Shaligowraram, died when the autorickshaw in which she was travelling overturned near Muthyalammagudem on Saturday afternoon, sources said.