ANDHRA PRADESH

8 killed in road accident

Staff Reporter

ADILABAD: Eight persons travelling in a jeep of the Orient Cement factory, located at Devapur village in Kasipet mandal of Adilabad district, were killed in a ghastly accident on Monday.

A coal-laden tipper rammed into the ill-fated jeep at 2.45 p.m. killing five factory employees, an engineering student and two drivers on the spot, 2 km away from the factory.

According to Bellampalli DSP Suryaprakash Rao, the factory workers were going to Mancherial, 40 km away, to take the Telangana Express train to Hyderabad in the afternoon.

The Bellampalli police shifted the dead bodies to Mancherial hospital for post mortem.

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