Ten people were killed and four others injured when a Puducherry-bound lorry overturned on the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway at Singarayakonda in Prakasam district in the wee hours of Monday.

Singarayakonda Circle Inspector T.Ashok Vardhan said that the 14 people had boarded the lorry carrying cement from Kodada in Nalgonda district, at Addanki in Prakasam district to attend a prayer meeting in Chennai.

The mishap occurred when the driver of the lorry applied sudden brake and as a result the vehicle overturned and fell on the road margin, the CI said.

The injured were rushed to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences here.

Poclaine’s were put into service to extricate the bodies from among the cement bags.

Further details are awaited.