AP accident: Death toll rises to 15 in truck-bus collision
Fifteen people, including three children, were killed and ten others sustained injuries on Saturday when a mini truck carrying a marriage party collided with a bus near Kandukur town.india Updated: Oct 17, 2015 15:35 IST
The death toll in the mini truck-bus collision in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday has risen to 15.
Twenty one people were also injured when a mini truck carrying a marriage party collided with a bus near Kandukur town in Prakasam district.
Police said a mini truck carrying a marriage party coming from Kandukur hit the bus coming from the opposite direction.
Fifteen people have been killed in the mishap after the bus caught fire in the mishap, Inspector of Police (Kandukur) M Lakshman said.
The mini truck was carrying 40 passengers while there were no passengers on board in the bus. Fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.
The officer said the injured are being shifted to Kandukur, Ongole and Nellore districts for treatment.
Andhra Pradesh transport minister Sidda Raghava Rao also reached the spot and is supervising the rescue operations.
District Collector Sujatha Sarma also visited the mishap site.
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