Staff Reporter

NIZAMABAD: Two persons were killed and 30 others sustained injuries, 10 of them seriously in a road accident that occurred at Pocharam crossing near Pocharam reservoir in Nagireddypet mandal on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Bojja Srinivas (22) and Gaddameedi Saya Goud (40). Srinivas died on the spot, while the latter breathed his last on being shifted to Hyderabad.

Those who received minor injuries were discharged after preliminary treatment at a hospital in Medak and the sseriously wounded were admitted to a hospital in the State capital. According to information, the mishap occurred when the speeding lorry in which the victims were travelling to Edupayala from Desaipet of Banswada mandal to perform a pooja to the vehicle turned turtle going out ofcontrol of driver.