Three persons were killed while three others were severely injured when an autorickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a goods van near Kondakarlava under Atchutapuram police station limits in the district on Monday.

The goods carrier van was going towards Pudimadaka from Chodavaram when it collided with the autorickshaw.

R. Simhachalam died on the spot while B. Nagamani (45) and M. Nagaraju (25) succumbed to their injuries at the Government Hospital at Anakapalle in the district.

Six other occupants of the autorickshaw were injured, according to Atchutapuram SI Ch. Narasinga Rao.