Amaravati, Jan 26 (PTI) Five persons, including four of a family, were killed today when a lorry rammed into a state-run bus in which they were travelling in West Godavari district, police said. Also Read - Muzaffarpur Shelter Case: Supreme Court Pulls up Nageswara Rao, CBI For Contempt of Court, Says God Help You

Five other bus passengers sustained injuries and were admitted to a government hospital in Tadepalligudem, a senior police officer said. Also Read - Chit Fund Scams: Interim CBI Chief Nageswara Rao Accuses Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar of Causing Destruction of Evidence, Claims to Have Proof Against Him

The mishap occurred near Anantapalli village when the bus was on its way to Eluru from Rajamahendravaram, he said. Also Read - Third Supreme Court Judge Recuses Himself From Hearing Plea Against Appointment of Nageswara Rao as Interim CBI Director

The deceased have been identified as G Lakshmi (55), her daughter K Jyothi (37) and grand daughters Akhila Satya (12) and Siva Sai (14). They were proceeding on a pilgrimage to Lord Venkateswara temple at Dwaraka Tirumala, the officer added.

Jyothi’s husband Nageswara Rao was injured. The other deceased woman was identified as Savitramma, who was going to visit her daughter in Jogicharla village, he added.

The lorry driver was also injured, the officer said, adding a probe was underway.

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