Hyderabad:�TDP �leader and APCOB Chairman Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao escaped with minor injuries while his wife and driver died on the spot in the early hours of Tuesday when the car they were travelling in overturned after the driver Dasu lost control.
The accident occurred on Outer Ring Road near Tukkuguda within Pahadi Shareef police station's limits.
Police suspect that one of the rear wheels came off when the car was apparently running at a high speed. The vehicle hit the roadside railing and dragged on for over 60 yards.
Rao's wife Satyavani and driver Dasu were killed on the spot. The minister was taken to a nearby hospital and later shifted to a corporate hospital in the city.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the death of Rao's wife. He enquired about the condition of Rao, a leader of ruling Telugu Desam Party.