WARANGAL: Deputy chief minister, T Rajaiah, had a narrow escape from an accident in which seven persons including three civilians were injured when a jeep in his convoy hit a two-wheeler as well as a car after one of car’s tyres deflated near Yeshwantpur village on the outskirts of Jangaon town in Warangal on Sunday evening.
The injured had been identified as SI (AR) K Jaganmohan, constables Vijay Kumar, K Babu and home guard Venkataratnam and the injured civilians are MD Nayeem Ullah Khan, Unnisa Begum and Shaik Gouse. According to sources, the jeep that was a pilot vehicle in the convoy, was on its way to Warangal from Jangaon, when it hit a car that was coming in the opposite direction whose driver lost control of the vehicle when one of its tyres burst.
Due to the impact of the collision, SI Jaganmohan, who was in the jeep, sustained a head injury and constable Vijay Kumar had reportedly suffered a fracture to his hand. K Babu and Venkataratnam, who were coming in the opposite direction on the two-wheeler, were injured in the accident. They belonged to Raghunathapally police station.
An official with the Food Corporation of India, Nalgonda, MD Nayeem Ullah Khan and two others were in the car that was hit by the jeep. Following the accident, deputy chief minister Rajaiah himself oversaw the rescue work.
All the injured were shifted to Jangaon government area hospital and it is said that there was no danger to the lives of any of the injured.