Hyderabad: Five people were killed and five others injured when a speeding car hit an auto-rickshaw on Monday in Telangana`s Ranga Reddy, police said.
The accident occurred near Lingala area. According to the police, a group of 10 women with their vegetables were on their way to a market in Hyderabad when the car coming from opposite direction rammed into the three-wheeler.
The injured were shifted to hospitals in Ibrahimpatnam and Hyderabad.
The death toll may increase as the three were in critical condition.
In a similar accident on Sunday, 14 women agriculture workers and a boy were killed when a tractor carrying them plunged in a canal in Yadadri district.
Road accidents have claimed 7,219 lives in Telangana during 2016.
According to Road Safety and Railway Authority of Telangana, the number reduced by 9 per cent during 2017. Most of the accidents were caused by negligence by drivers.