Tragedy struck a marriage party from Prakasam district when five of its members, including the bride, were killed in a ghastly road accident at Srirampur in Adilabad district on Sunday. Six others who were injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Karimnagar.

According to police, the ill fated marriage party belonged to S. Jayalaxmi of Matloor in Prakasam. The bride was set to marry Praveen Kumar of Bellampally town in Adilabad district at a Church in his home town. Both of them were post graduate students of Guwahati University in Assam.

The jeep carrying the bride and her friends and family collided head on with a lorry near the Singareni General Manager’s office at Srirampur which resulted in the death of 26-year-old Jayalaxmi, S. Suresh Kumar, the 25-year-old driver from Dharmavaram in Visakhapatnam, Samreen, 56, K. Rahmatullah, 57 and Abdul Khudoos, 60 of Maddipadu in Prakasam district. Mancherial DSP Ramana Kumar and Jaipur SI Srilatha visited the spot and organised rescue operations.

3 killed in Anantapur

In a separate incident at Anantapur district, three persons were killed when a bus collided with a vehicle at Sunkapalli in Mudigubba mandal.