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14 killed in highway crash in India

  • Published at 01:06 pm February 14th, 2021
India road accident Andhra Pradesh
Police at the site of the accident in Andhra Pradesh Twitter

The only survivors in the bus, four children below 12, were critically injured

In India’s Andhra Pradesh, 14 people, including 8 women and a child, were killed after a mini bus collided with a truck on Sunday. 

Also, 4 others were injured in the incident, PTI reported, quoting police.

The accident took place after the mini bus hit a road divider at a high speed, fell over it and collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction on the other side of the road, NDTV reported. 

The group of people were going on a pilgrimage to Ajmer in Rajasthan from Madanapalle in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool Police Chief K Fakkeerappa told NDTV.

Police are investigating if the driver slept or if there was a tyre burst and the vehicle went out of control, NDTV reported.

The dead bodies were taken to the Kurnool Government General Hospital mortuary, while the injured were taken to the hospital. 

Kurnool Collector G Veerapandian has given orders to give treatment to the injured for free of cost, according to The News Minute.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conveyed his condolences to the families of those deceased and wished speedy recovery of those injured. He instructed officials to expedite relief work and medical help.

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