Two persons, including a seven-year-old boy, were killed and three others injured when a lorry driver lost control of the vehicle and ran over them after hitting other vehicles on the busy Vijayawada highway at Vanasthalipuram on Wednesday here.
The Vanasthalipuram police said that the deceased were identified as S. Mahesh (7) and H. Naresh (23).
The incident took place at around 1 p.m., when Mahesh was heading from Srinadhapuram in Nalgonda district.
His mother S. Radha and brother S. Manish (4) sustained injuries. Naresh was on another bike heading towards L.B. Nagar junction.
Vanasthalipuram ACP V. Ravinder Reddy said the lorry driver, Mohammed Kaleem, was transporting sand to a construction site in Narsingi from Autonagar.
“When he was near the Sushma theatre on Vanasthalipuram-L.B. Nagar Road, Kaleem suddenly lost control of the vehicle and mowed down two persons, injured three others and also crashed four auto-rickshaws,” Mr. Reddy said.
Police arrested the driver Kaleem and are investigating the case. “The driver said that brake failure resulted in the accident, but a report from technical experts will ascertain the exact reason,” police said.
A case was registered against the driver and the injured were rushed to a private hospital for medical treatment.
A 17-year-old Intermediate student was reportedly electrocuted on Wednesday when he came in contact with a live wire near his college at Shamshabad here.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport police identified the deceased as Shaik Kashif, a first-year intermediate student of a private junior college in Shamshabad.
They said the incident took place at around 11.15 a.m. when Kashif was reportedly trying to shift an iron pipe from another college nearby for a sports function in his college.
A police official said death was almost instant for the teenager and are now verifying the reason behind the incident.
A case was registered and a probe is on, the RGIA police informed.