At least 10 people, including women and children, were killed and many others were injured after the tractor they had been travelling in collided head-on with a lorry in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on Wednesday (June 17).
Over 20 people were returning to Gopavaram village in neighbouring Khammam district in Telangana after offering prayers at Lord Narasimha Swamy temple in Vedadri when their vehicle and the lorry, laden with coal, collided, the police said.
The lorry was said to be cruising at a high speed and the impact of the collision was so intense that the tractor and the trailer snapped and the latter overturned, killing at least 10 people.
While five people had died on the spot, five others succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital at Jaggayyapeta town in the district. Some people have been shifted to Khammam, the police added.