Andhra Pradesh

Four from Karnataka killed in road mishap near Ongole in A.P.

It was a double whammy for a family as four of those visiting a funeral of a family member were killed in a truck-car collision at Kothapalli, near K.K. Mitla in Prakasam district on Thursday morning.

It was a double whammy for a family as four of those visiting a funeral of a family member were killed in a truck-car collision at Kothapalli, near K.K. Mitla in Prakasam district on Thursday morning.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The deceased were on their way to console one Saraswathi, who had lost her husband.

It was a double whammy for a family from Karnataka when four members were killed and eight others injured when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck from Chennai at Kothapalli, near K.K.Mitla in Prakasam district on Thursday morning.

The victims from Bellary in Karnataka were rushing to Pattimedapalem, near Chimakurthy to attend a funeral of a family member when a speeding truck carrying plywood to Markapur collided with their car, Podili Circle Inspector V. Sriram said.

The deceased have been were identified as Hamsamma (55) Himavantha Reddy (60), Sugunamma (60) and Sunneetha (28), police said.

Ironically, the deceased were on their way to console one Saraswathi, who had lost her husband. The injured were shifted to the Government Hospital here for treatment, the Inspector added.

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