Twenty-two members of a marriage party were killed when the van in which they were traveling collided head on with a lorry in Adilabad district on Monday.
Police said that the accident occurred at around 11 am near Rollmamida village in Neradigonda police limits on National Highway 7 when a lorry loaded with a crane coming from Adilabad dashed against a van carrying 49 members of a marriage party. The van was on its way to the bridegroom's village. Twenty-two people died on the spot.
Among the killed were 13 women and two boys. The remaining 27 persons, including the van crew, who were injured were shifted to the government hospital at Nirmal, about 35 kms from the accident site for treatment.