Hyderabad, Mar 25: Ten people, four women and six children, were killed on Sunday afternoon after an auto carrying 14 passengers fell into a well in Nizamabad’s Mendora in Telangana. The rescue and search operation is currently on. Meanwhile, police investigation is underway. The identities of those deceased have not been revealed yet.

The mishap took place between Mupkal and Mendora under Mupkal police station limits. As per reports, rash driving and overloading of the vehicle are the reasons due to which the accident happened.

Collector M Ram Mohan Rao and Commissioner of Police Kartikeya are on the spot to supervise rescue operations.

Expressing grief over the incident, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members. On the other hand, Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has extended his sympathies to the victim families.