Eight pilgrims from Tamil Nadu had been killed in a highway accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district within the early hours of Sunday, police mentioned. A tempo, carrying the pilgrims, rammed right into a stationary truck close to a petroleum bunk at Damaramadugu in Bucchireddipalem mandal.
Seven others had been injured within the accident and had been admitted to a hospital in Nellore.
In accordance with the police, the accident occurred round 2 a.m. when a bunch of individuals from Tamil Nadu had been returning house after pilgrimage to Srisailam temple and different shrines.
Entrance portion of the tempo was badly mangled within the collision. Police rushed to the scene and extricated the our bodies and shifted the injured to the hospital.
Tempo driver and 5 others seated in entrance seats died on the spot. Two others succumbed whereas being shifted to hospital.
The deceased included three girls. A complete of 15 individuals had been travelling within the tempo.
Police suspect that the tempo driver may need slept on the wheel, resulting in the accident. Poor visibility within the space can also be believed to be the explanation for the collision.
Police mentioned they’ve registered a case for additional investigations.