Vijayawada: Two women, who were sweeping the road at Benz Circle on early Friday morning were hit by a speeding lorry. As a result, Narayanamma and Kailsamma were grievously injured. They were rushed to the government hospital in a critical condition. However, Narayanamma died on the hospital table while Kailasamma’s condition was causing anxiety.
Enraged over the accident, the sanitation workers staged a dharna before the hospital demanding that the Municipal Corporation of Vijayawada pay compensation of Rs two lakhs to Ms Narayanamma and bear the medical expenses on Kailasamma.
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Ravibabu, visited the hospital and consoled the victims’ families and assured to pay adequate compensation to the kin of deceased worker.