Andhra Pradesh

Six farmers killed, 19 injured in accident in AP

Six farm labourers were on Sunday killed and 19 injured when the tractor-trolley they were travelling in overturned in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district, police said.

The incident took place near Vaddepalli in Atmakur Mandal this afternoon resulting in the death of three persons on the spot, they said, adding three others died in the hospital while undergoing treatment.

“It seems the tractor driver lost control over the wheel while negotiating a curve,” a police officer supervising the rescue efforts told PTI over phone.

The condition of five persons out of the 19 injured was serious and all the injured were shifted to Government Hospital in Anantapur, the police officer said.

About 30 farm labourers were travelling in the tractor-trolley when the accident took place, police said, adding further investigations were on.


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