Warangal: Seventeen people of a
marriage party, including the bridegroom, were killed and
about 20 others injured when two stationary tractors were hit
by a lorry here Tuesday.
The victims were returning from Beerisettigudem
village in two tractors and halted midway in the early hours
when a speeding lorry hit the tractors from behind and ran
over people standing around them, police said.
Twelve people were killed on the spot, while five
others, including the bridegroom Banoth Nagesh, died in the
hospital, police said.
All the 20 injured persons were shifted to Government
Hospital in Warangal and Mehaboobabad, they said.
The condition of six injured is serious, they said.
About 40 people were travelling in the two tractors,