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 accident 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)