Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Three persons were killed and two others were grievously injured when a lorry coming from Dachepalle to Guntur collided head-on with an autorickshaw between Piduguralla and Brahmanapalle in Guntur district on Friday.

The autorickshaw with five persons in it was returning from Piduguralla to Pulipadu in Gurazala mandal when the lorry coming in the opposite direction hit it near Surya Cem cement factory leading to the death of three persons on the spot.

The condition of one of the two persons who were shifted to Guntur Government General Hospital was stated to be critical.

The deceased were identified as Maturi Punna Rao, 25, autorickshaw owner Maturi Bujji, 22, Sripati Prasada Rao, 22. The seriously injured person was identified as Gillapogu Mariadas. The fifth person could not be identified, Piduguralla sub-inspector U. Sobhan Babu said.