Hyderabad: At least 13 people were killed and several others injured after a tourist bus and an SUV collided in Veldurthi of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, stated news agency ANI. More details are awaited in the case. The bus which was en route from Hyderabad to Bengaluru reportedly crashed into an SUV in an attempt to avoid a collision with a two-wheeler. As many as 10 people had died on the spot, said police.

A senior police official reportedly said, “The jeep was badly mangled. Many passengers were trapped inside. We pulled out four injured passengers and shifted them to the government hospital in Kurnool for treatment.”

Expressing condolence to the families of the deceased, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu said, “Authorities have been ordered to provide immediate treatment to the injured.”

In February, at least eight persons, including two women, were killed and as many others injured in two road accidents in Bongaigaon and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam, said police.

Similarly, last year, six members of a family, including two children and a woman, were killed in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool. Besides, 15 others were reportedly injured and were admitted to a government-run hospital in Kurnool.

(With agency inputs)