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12 killed, six injured in road mishap in AP

Twelve people, including five women and an infant, were killed and six others injured when their vehicle was hit by a speeding lorry in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh early this morning, police said.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2012 10:04 IST
PTI

Twelve people, including five women and an infant, were killed and six others injured when their vehicle was hit by a speeding lorry in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh early this morning, police said.

The victims, hailing from Nanded district of Maharashtra, were on their way to Tirumala on a pilgrimage when the coal-laden lorry collided with their four-wheeler between Rajampet and Nandularu at around 5.30am, police said.

Around 18 persons were travelling in the ill-fated vehicle, Kadapa district superintendent of police Manish Kumar Sinha said.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, he added.

First Published: Sep 21, 2012 10:01 IST