Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Three persons died on the spot and seven others were injured when a Tata Sumo van coming from Suryalanka Beach near Bapatla to Guntur hit a stationary tipper from behind on Saturday.

The three dead were identified as Kollipara Rama Rao, 55, his mother-in-law Mogli Annapurnamma, 70, and another boy P. Hari Kiran, 8.

Rama Rao's son Kollipara Nagaraju was driving the vehicle at the time of accident. The accident took place 3 km. from Appikatla village towards Guntur.

People in the vicinity rushed to the spot and telephoned the 108 ambulance service, which came from Ponnur and shifted the seven injured to a private hospital here before noon.