14 killed in accident after van carrying Ajmer pilgrims collides with lorry in Andhra Pradesh

Last Modified Sunday, 14 February 2021 (11:12 IST)
Kurnool: In a ghastly road accident, 14 people were killed including eight women and one infant and four injured when the van in which they were going to on collided with a lorry at Madhapur village in Veldurthi mandal in the district in the early hours on Sunday.

Police said that 18 people belonging to one town area in Madanapalle town in Chittoor district were going to Ajmer in Rajasthan on pilgrimage. The van mounted the road divider and plunged into another lane and collided with a speeding lorry resulting in the killing of 14 people.
 
Police said that eight women, an infant and five men among the deceased. The injured persons were admitted to the GGH in Kurnool where the condition of a boy was said to be serious. The police were trying to establish the identity of the deceased.
 
The van turned into an iron mangle under the impact of collision. Pathetic scenes were witnessed at the site as the bodies and flesh were seen scattered on the road. District Collector G Veerapandyan and SP Phakirappa visited the scene of the accident. SP Phakirappa told the media that as per the preliminary investigation, the driver of the van drowsy at the steering resulting in he lost control of the vehicle. 
 
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock and grief over the death of 14 persons in a ghastly road accident. (UNI)