Tirupati: Six persons, two of them women, died while four others were injured when their car rammed into a truck near Guravarajupalle, 20 km from here, today.
While five people were killed on the spot, another died in hospital, the police said, adding that the condition of two injured persons remains critical, the police said.
The mishap occurred at the crack of dawn when the vehicle with 10 pilgrims from Rudravaram village of Achampet Mandal in Guntur district, on way to Tirumala, crashed into the stationary truck.
The police suspect the car driver might have dozed off at the wheel resulting in the accident. The injured were admitted to SVRR Government Hospital here, they said.