5 Tirupati Pilgrims Dead, 11 Injured as Lorry Hits SUV in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: Five persons died and 11 others were injured in a collision involving an SUV and a truck in Andhra Pradesh’s Annamaya district on Friday morning.

The truck was on its way to Chittor from Kadapa while the jeep was carrying 16 pilgrims, who were returning from a visit to Tirumala to Belagavi, Karnataka.

The deceased included three women and two men. The condition of seven of the injured was extremely serious.

The injured were admitted to the Tirupati Rua Hospital. It is feared that the death toll in this accident may increase.

The exact cause of the accident had not been ascertained.

The SUV was found in a mangled state while the front of the truck was damaged.


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