Vijayawada: Six members of a family, including two children and a woman, were on Wednesday killed after meeting with a road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool. Further, 15 others were reported to be injured and have been admitted to a government-run hospital in Kurnool.
The passengers were travelling in an auto trolley which was hit by a truck from behind near Peddahutur village. The family was on their way to a ‘dargah’ at Eltari for a tonsuring ceremony of a newborn, when the accident occurred.
According to the police, 21 people were travelling in the vehicle. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu directed officials to provide the best treatment to the injured.
In an earlier incident, two people were killed and five more injured when their car was hit from behind by a speeding truck on the Ghatoli bypass in Jhalawar district. The deceased, Deepak Mehar (15) and Pankaj Mehar (18), were from Gulkhedi village of the area, Ghatoli police station SHO Sanjay Chandel said.
The truck driver fled from the spot with the truck after the mishap, Chandel said, adding that efforts were made to establish his identity and nab him.