A pilgrimage to fulfil vows led to a grave tragedy for a household as a ghastly street accident left 12 of them, together with 9 girls and a six-year previous woman, lifeless close to Vedadri village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.
A minimum of 15 others have been injured within the mishap that concerned a dashing coal-laden lorry and the tractor-trailer during which the relations have been returning after providing prayers on the well-known Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Vedadri, round 75 km from close by Vijayawada, police stated.
In all, there have been round 27 individuals travelling within the ill-fated tractor-trailer.
The victims, all of them shut kinfolk, belonged to Peda Gopavaram village in adjoining Khammam district in neighbouring Telangana whereas some have been residents of villages in Krishna district and had visited the temple to fulfil vows.
The lorry was stated to be cruising at a excessive velocity and the impression of the collision was so excessive that the tractor and the trailer snapped and the trailer fully overturned, killing seven individuals on the spot.
5 others succumbed in a hospital, police stated. After preliminary remedy within the Jaggaiahpet hospital, the injured have been shifted to hospitals in Vijayawada and Khammam for higher remedy.
Nandigama sub-divisional police officer Ramana Murthy rushed to the accident spot and supervised the rescue efforts.
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief over the accident and lack of lives.
Whereas extending his condolences to the bereaved relations, the Chief Minister wished a speedy restoration for the injured.
Jana Sena Get together president Okay Pawan Kalyan stated the mishap was surprising and expressed his condolences.
In an announcement, he appealed to the Transport and Police officers to strictly implement street security measures as individuals have been nervous notably about over-speeding lorries and sand tippers in rural areas.
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