ANDHRA PRADESH

Constable dies in road accident

Staff Reporter

NALGONDA: A police constable was killed and two of his colleagues were seriously injured when the jeep in which they were travelling hit an electric pole near Choutuppal here on Saturday.

According to Choutuppal Sub Inspector, Saleem Basha, an Armed Reserve constable of Khammam, Amardhan and three other constables were going from Hyderabad to Khammam. While trying to negotiate a curve, the jeep hit a car, which was on its way to Hyderabad from Choutuppal. The constable Amardhan died on the spot while two others - Govardhan and Swamy -- sustained serious injuries. Mr. Basha said as the jeep hit the electric pole, live wires came down posing danger to vehicular traffic on the national highway.