Andhra Pradesh, September 14: At least 19 people are feared dead and many injured after a fly ash carrying lorry turned upside down on national highway 214 in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The truck was carrying cement as well. The accident took place in Gandapall Village at around 3:30 am, and it is feared some people are still trapped under the cement bags.Also Read - Cyclone Jawad To Weaken Into Deep Depression, Says IMD; Odisha, Andhra Begin Evacuation | Key Points

The lorry was on its way from Vijayawada to Vizag when this unfortunate incident took place. The details of the accident have not come out yet. According to a report by NDTV, the police have rescued 16 people and shifted them to a nearby government hospital. Also Read - Cyclone Jawad: What It Means And How Did it Get Its Name? All You Need to Know

“It appears to have been due to driver’s negligence, probably because of sleeplessness. Both driver and cleaner are absconding.’’ The report quoted East Godavari district Superintendent of Police Ravi Prakash as saying. (Image representation purpose only). Also Read - Cyclone Jawad: UGC-NET Exam Postponed In Odisha, Andhra; New Datesheet To Be Uploaded Later