Andhra Pradesh

4 students killed in accident

The mangled remains of the car that met with an accident on Monday.

The mangled remains of the car that met with an accident on Monday.   | Photo Credit: T_VIJAYA_KUMAR

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Their car crashed into a median on the highway

Four students were killed and three others were injured when the car in which they were travelling hit a median at Lalpuram, on the Guntur-Vijayawada national highway on Monday.

The victims were identified as Sadineni Dhanush, Gunturu Koteswara Rao, Ch. Sairam and Kapoor.

They were students of CSE group in RVR & JC College of Engineering at Chowdavaram, and were going to Vijayawada from the college. The accident took place at a spot where the service road meets the national highway, about 5 km from Guntur

‘Lost control’

DSP, Guntur Urban Police South division, V.S.R Murthy said the mishap could have taken place after the driver lost control of the vehicle. After hitting the median, the car somersaulted and crashed into a mini pick-up truck.

Three students died on the spot, and the impact of the crash was so severe that the car was reduced to a heap of mangled steel.

Locals at the busy junction tried to help the victims and shifted three students to Guntur for treatment. A gas cutter was used to extricate the bodies. Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban,. Ch. Vijaya Rao and Additional SP Y.T. Naidu rushed to the spot and monitored the shifting of injured to the hospital.

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Printable version | Jan 28, 2020 7:21:40 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/4-students-killed-in-accident/article25875567.ece

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