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5 die, 23 hurt in two accidents

28 March, 2018 7:48 PM
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Tipper rams auto in West Godavari; private bus overturns in Kurnool district

Three persons died when a tipper rammed an auto coming in opposite direction near Jagannathapuram in Poduru mandal of West Godavari district on Wednesday.

According to Sub-Inspector of Palakollu, the auto with six passengers was going to Palkollu from Marteru and the tipper was coming Palakollu. All the passengers attended temple festival of Sri Venkateswara Swami in Marteru and had rest in the temple premises on Tuesday night. They left for Palakollu in the early hours of Wednesday. Auto driver Donga Venkateswara Rao (40) of Panditavillu village in the mandal and Ethakota Nagaraju (38) of Moolalanka village in Krishna district died on the spot and Mothukuri Mallikharjuna Rao (45) succumbed to injuries in Palakollu government hospital. Remaining three injured persons were also shifted to the same hospital.

Kurnool Special Correspondent adds: In another accident, two persons died and 20 others of Kaikalur in Krishna district sustained injuries when a private bus overturned at Ramaiah turning near Srisailam on Wednesday.

While 16-year-old Gorla Sekhar died on the spot, another passenger Venkaiah, 50, succumbed to injuries at the government hospital at Sunnipenta. Some persons of Kaikalur proceeded on pilgrimage on Tuesday night and were going to Srisailam when the bus overturned due to brake failure on Wednesday morning. The injured persons were being treated in the government hospital at Sunnipenta. Srisailam police registered a case.

Source: thehindu.com

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