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20 killed in Andhra lorry crash

The mishap occurred in Krishna district when the driver of the lorry, carrying 40 labourers, lost control of the vehicle.

india Updated: May 02, 2006 10:54 IST

Twenty farm labourers were killed when the lorry they were travelling in overturned in Andhra Pradesh late on Monday night, police said.

The accident occurred in Krishna district, 270 kilometres southeast of the state capital, when the driver of the lorry, which was carrying mangoes and 40 labourers, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

"The driver of the speeding lorry failed to notice the oncoming traffic and the vehicle turned turtle when he tried to avoid a head-on collision," said N Chandramowli, a senior police official.

The injured, including the driver, were admitted to a nearby hospital, three in a critical condition, he said.

First Published: May 02, 2006 10:45 IST

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