Andhra Pradesh

Six killed as lorry hits auto

The mangled remains of deceased in a crash which took place at Phirangipuram on Monday.

The mangled remains of deceased in a crash which took place at Phirangipuram on Monday.   | Photo Credit: T_VIJAYA_KUMAR

At least six people, including a one-year-old girl, were killed when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling collided with a lorry at Phirangipuram village, 15 km from here.

The victims were returning after attending a wedding at Narsaraopet when the accident occurred. The impact of the crash was so severe that the auto was thrown off the road, skidded for some distance and fell into a nearby field. Five persons died on the spot while a boy died on the way to hospital.

The deceased were identified as, K. Ashok (Sathaluru), A. Yuvaraj (Chowdavaram), Koganti Mariyamma (Chirumamilla), Kakani Ramadevi and one-year-old Yasashawini. Balamanikanta died on the way to hospital.

Traffic on the State highway to Narsaraopet was affected for some hours and the mangled remains of the trucks were shifted.

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Printable version | Feb 29, 2020 1:07:42 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/six-killed-as-lorry-hits-auto/article30785474.ece

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