About 40 persons returning from a marriage in Edupugallu on the city outskirts in Kankipadu mandal of Krishna district to Komatiguntla Locks area on Friday afternoon met with an accident as the tractor-trailor in which they were travelling overturned.

Out of the 40 persons 22 were injured and five of them seriously.

Admitted to hospital

While 15 of them have been admitted to the GGH in Vijayawada, rest were being treated in private hospitals.

The driver of the tractor, a relative of the family members in the vehicle, was in a drunken state and lost control of the vehicle leading to the trailor overturning near Komatiguntla locks at 4.30 p.m., the Station House Officer of Kankipadu B. Guna Ramu said.