Hyderabad: Three IIT alumni were among the eight persons who were killed in separate road accidents which took place on the city outskirts since last midnight, police said.
Four men in their twenties, all alumni of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, were traveling by a car from Gachibowli area here to Khammam to attend a marriage when the vehicle was grazed by a truck coming from opposite direction.
The car swerved, hit side-railing of the road and overturned. The accident took place on Outer Ring Road at Tukkuguda on the city outskirts at around 7.30 am today, resulting in on-the-spot death of two of the passengers.
"Ravi Teja and Surya Teja died on the spot while Rohit (all three IIT graduates, working at various IT firms), who was taken to a hospital along with Kiran, died during treatment. Kiran was shifted to another hospital for further treatment," inspector P Laxmikanth Reddy of Pahadisharif Police Station told PTI.
In the second mishap, five persons including four members of a family were killed when their car rammed into a stationary truck in Nadigam mandal at around 11.20 last night.
The deceased were identified as B Somanna (70), B Narsamma (60), B Giddamma (50) and B Somesh (35), all family members and natives of Kurnool district, and the car driver K Mallesh (35), who belongs to Lingampally here.
Police took the driver of the truck in custody for questioning and probe was on....