Five killed in Andhra road accident

Amaravati: Five members of a family were killed and one injured when a car rammed into a culvert in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on Sunday, police said.

According to police, the man driving the four-wheeler apparently lost control resulting in the accident on a bridge over Nagarjuna Sagar Left Bank canal near Gauravaram village on Vijayawada-Hyderabad national highway.

Two women and a man died on the spot while the injured were admitted to a government-run hospital at Jaggayyapet, where a six-month-old child and a man succumbed. Another injured person was undergoing treatment.

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Eyewitnesses said if the car had not hit the culvert, it would have plunged into the canal which is currently flowing at near maximum level.

A police officer said the victims were all members of one family hailing from Chandanagar in Hyderabad. They were on their way to Jangareddygudem in West Godavari district for a ceremony when the accident occurred.

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