HYDERABAD: A van carrying 20 migrant labourers from Hyderabad to Jharkhand turned turtle in Kamareddy district in on Tuesday. A 32-year-old labourer died in the accident while five others are in critical condition.
The deceased, Sureshwar Ram from Garhwa district of Jharkhand was travelling along with 19 other labourers from the same district after they were stranded in Hyderabad following the nation-wide lockdown.
“They worked in a construction site and managed to hire a vehicle to go till Nagpur, from where they had planned to get another vehicle to reach their hometown. They did not have any permit,” said a police officer from Kamareddy district.
The 20 migrant workers boarded the vehicle from Shankarpally, while the accident occurred at National Highway 44 near in Kamareddy district at around 1.30 pm.
“The vehicle was overloaded and the driver was allegedly over speeding. Due to this, one of the back tyres burst and everyone fell from the vehicle,” added the officer.
The deceased sustained a severe head injury and died on the spot. While five other victims were rushed to a hospital and said to in critical condition. Remaining migrant workers and the driver escaped with minor injuries.
The driver, Anjanelu (30) from Medak district was booked under sections 304-A (causing death by negligence) and 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC.Source: TOI