Andhra Pradesh

YSRC MLA Sobha Nagireddy dies in road accident


She was the sitting MLA from Allagadda in Andhra Pradesh and daughter of S.V. Subba Reddy, former TDP Minister.

YSR Congress party candidate from Allagadda constituency Bhuma Sobha Nagireddy on Thursday succumbed to her injuries sustained in a road accident in Kurnool district on Wednesday night police said.

A pall of gloom descended on Allagadda town following the news of the death of Bhuma Sobha Nagireddy in a ghastly road accident near Allagadda around midnight on Wednesday .

The vehicle in which Sobha Nagireddy was travelling skidded off the road and turned turtle after it ran over grain spread on the road for drying at Dubagundam, 5 kilometres from her residence. Under the impact Mrs. Sobha was thrown off the vehicle and she sustained severe head and neck injuries.

Mrs Sobha who was in coma and bleeding profusely was first shifted to a hospital in Allagadda and later to Nandyal hospital. As her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to Care Hospital in Hyderabad, where she died.

The driver, who did not see the hurdled until he moved close to it lost control after wheels mired in the loose he grain. Sudden application of brake with force also swerved the vehicle in a different direction into the nearby fields.

According to reports, Mrs Sobha was returning to Allagadda after a roadshow at Nandyal where her husband Bhuma Nagireddy is contesting the assembly election. She started off at 10.50 pm and met with the accident around 11.15 pm. The driver who did not see the grain spread on the road applied brake suddenly after losing control resulting in the accident.

A pall of gloom descended on Allagadda town following the news of the death of Mrs Sobha. As the news spread, hundreds of party workers and well-wishers flocked her residence.

Venkateswara Reddy, a local trader and staunch supporter of YSRCP said nobody could fill the vacuum created by her death. “She was a leader most accessible to public and got herself involved in public issues without second thoughts,” he said.

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