ANDHRA PRADESH

Pilgrim dies of asthma at Srisailam

A pilgrim died of asthma at Srisailam on Thursday night. Gandla Sivudu (75) of Guntakandanala near Velugodu in Kurnool district developed breathing complications and was rushed to hospital. He died after an hour. In another instance a pilgrim suffered a monkey bite. He was also treated.

Meanwhile, 17 pilgrims were injured when two RTC buses collided at Tummalabayalu near Srisailam on Friday. Three pilgrims suffered serious injuries. According to reports, the buses of Kurnool and Allagadda depots collided head-on. After treating the injured persons at Sundipenta Hospital, 10 pilgrims were shifted to Kurnool General Hospital.

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