ANDHRA PRADESH

Two of marriage party killed in road mishap

CUDDAPAH, APRIL 24. Tragedy struck a marriage party, when two persons died and 22 others sustained injuries when a tractor carrying them fell into the KC Canal near Gopalle village in Rajupalem mandal on Friday evening, while trying to overtake another tractor carrying some members of the marriage party.

A 37-year-old man, M. Fakiraiah, died on the spot and 16-year-old G. Sivaiah died on way to hospital. Eight of the injured persons were said to be in a serious condition and rushed to Kurnool general hospital, according to the police. Fourteen other injured persons were sent to the Government hospital at Chagalamarri in Kurnool district.

The bride's family members and relatives were returning to Nemalledinne village in Peddamudiyam mandal in two tractors, after attending the marriage in Vellala village in Rajupalem mandal.

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