Andhra Pradesh

Six, including a toddler, killed in road accident

The mangled remains of the vehicle that met with the accident on the Tirupati-Chittoor highway on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Six persons, including a toddler, died in a ghastly road accident at Ithepalle village on the Tirupati-Chittoor stretch on Sunday.

The incident happened when an overspeeding car carrying eight persons on the Puthalapattu-Naidupeta highway rammed into a culvert, overturned and went up in flames, allowing no time for the inmates to rush out.

According to Chandragiri police, five of the eight inmates reportedly died on the spot, while one breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a hospital.

The deceased were identified as Jishitha (six months), P. Meena (30), K. Suresh Kumar (36), Pydi Hymavathi (51), P. Govinda Rao (61) and K. Srirama Murthy (54), belonging to Medamarthi and Poosapatirega villages in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts.

The four-wheeler was burnt beyond recognition and its mangled remains were removed from the spot using an earthmover to facilitate smooth flow of traffic.

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Printable version | Jan 22, 2022 8:48:21 PM |

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