One person was killed and five others were injured in a road accident which took place at Kammavaripalem in Chilakaluripet mandal on Monday afternoon.

A group of pilgrims bound for Kotappakonda festivities at Narsaraopet boarded a tractor from Vatticherukuru. On the way to Narsaraopet, the tractor overturned and fell into a road side ditch while trying to avoid hitting a van coming in the opposite direction.

In the mishap, Thotakura Kanthaia (50), a farmhand, was killed. The injured were brought to Government General Hospital, Guntur for further treatment.