Hyderabad: Nizamabad rural MLA Bajireddy Goverdhan’s personal assistant and his wife were killed in a road accident in Siddipet district on Thursday while they were on a pilgrimage.
The mishap occurred when the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck that was ahead of them, on the Rajiv Rahadari highway at Pragnapur. The victims were identified as Bala Gangadhar and his wife Vijaya.
According to the police, the deceased were residents of Nizamabad town. On Thursday morning, the couple set out on a pilgrimage to the temples at Vemulawada and Yadadri in their car.
They first visited the temple at Vemulawada in Rajanna Siricilla district and were heading towards Yadadri to offer prayers. While travelling through Pragnapur, in Siddipet district, Gangadhar who was at the wheel, lost control while driving and rammed into a truck that was ahead.
As the vehicle was driven at a high speed, the front portion was completely smashed and got struck under the truck. Both of them died on the spot. The police had to use cranes to pull out the car from under the truck and later the bodies were recovered and handed over to their families after a post-mortem....