In a tragic incident, 15 members of a family from Maharashtra - including five women and seven children - were killed in a road mishap involving a tipper and an auto in the Adilabad district of Telangana late on 14 May, police said.
The incident occurred when a speeding gravel-laden tipper collided head on with the auto carrying 18 persons, said Tarun Joshi, Superintendent of Police, Adilabad District.
14 of the travellers died immediately on the spot while another died on way to a hospital, the police officer said, adding that three others who were injured in the incident were shifted to a local hospital.
The family belong to Bhokar mandal in Nanded district of Maharashtra and they had been working in brick kilns in Nizamabad, he said.
The deceased were on their way to a temple and had hired the auto, the SP said. "The deceased include five women, four boys and three girls," Bhainsa Rural police station Circle Inspector Vinod Reddy said.
-With inputs from PTI