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Man killed as his car falls off bridge near Karimnagar

The accident spot on Manair bridge where a car fell off the bridge on the outskirts of Karimnagar town on Sunday.

The accident spot on Manair bridge where a car fell off the bridge on the outskirts of Karimnagar town on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: K M Dayashankar

His wife seriously injured; police constable who arrives to regulate traffic slips off the bridge and falls sustaining injuries, and later dies

A government school teacher was killed and his wife sustained serious injuries when the speeding car in which they were travelling went off the bridge on the outskirts of Karimnagar town on Sunday.

What is worse, a Blue Colts police constable of Karimnagar town, Chandrashekhar, who reached the spot to oversee the rescue operations and regulate the traffic on the bridge lost control and fell down and sustained serious injuries. Later, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment in a private hospital.

New car

According to police sources government teacher Gandi Srinivas along with his wife Swaroopa, residents of Subashnagar in Karimnagar town, were going to Komuravelli Mallanna temple in Siddipet district in their new car. The car was going at a high speed and while overtaking a lorry the driver lost control and the car hit the retaining wall of the bridge and fell off the bridge.

Srinivas died on the spot while his wife sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment in a private hospital. Her condition is reported to be critical.

Dies on duty

Police constable Chandrashekhar, who reached the spot, peered over the bridge to oversee the rescue operations by the locals and lost his balance and fell at the same spot where the car fell. He sustained injuries and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

Minister for BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Gangula Kamalakar and Commissioner of Police V. B. Kamalasan Reddy visited the spot and inquired about the accident and rescue operations. The Commissioner of Police also visited the hospital where the constable was undergoing treatment.

After learning of the constable’s death, the Commissioner of Police visited the residence of the policeman at Vailalapalli in the town and paid respects to the body and consoled the bereaved family members. Additional DCP (Administration) Chandramohan, Town ACP Ashok, inspectors T Srinivas Rao and others were present.

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