Two women were killed on the spot and 30 injured, six of them seriously, when an overcrowded open-top van carrying farm workers overturned at a curve near Poodesu in Komarada mandal on Wednesday morning, according to the police. The van driver was reportedly talking to someone over his cellphone at that time.

Parvathipuram RDO B.R. Ambedkar rushed to the spot along with DSP (Trainee) Shakeela Bhanu and shifted the injured to the Parvathipuram area hospital. Seriously injured persons were taken to KG Hospital in Visakhapatnam. The van driver is absconding.