NIZAMABAD: Five people, including two women, were killed after the auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding car from the opposite direction in Nizamabad district on Sunday, police said.

The accident occurred at turning near the Alisagar-Janakampeta villages when a speeding car collided with the auto in which the victims were travelling in ,after returning from a function. The auto driver named Nayeem, and the five victims were seriously injured in the accident. The locals rushed them to the Nizamabad Government Hospital where they died while undergoing treatment. The driver of the car was taken to a private hospital in Nizamabad.

The deceased were identified as Jakkam Balamani (68), Gangamani (60), Kallapuram Sailu (68) and Chikkala Sailu (60) who belonged to Janakampeta village. A case has been registered and further investigations are on, they added.

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