7 of marriage party killed in road mishap in Andhra

Amaravati: Seven people were killed in Thantikonda village of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh on Friday, after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned.

About 20 people were returning to their native village Gokavaram after attending a marriage at the Venkateswara Swamy temple when the mishap occurred.

Five persons were killed on the spot while two others succumbed on the way to hospital, police said.

The deceased have been identified as Somarouthu Gopala Krishna (72) Kambala Bhanu (35), Simhadri Prasad (25) Ella Lakshmi (10), Ella Divya Srilaxmi (25) Chaganti Hema Srilatha (12), Pachakuri Narasimham (24).

Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan expressed grief over the accident at Thantikonda and instructed the district administration to provide necessary immediate medical treatment to the injured persons.

Deputy Chief Minister (Health) Alla Nani expressing shock over the accident directed the officials to extend the best medical treatment to the injured and condoled the deaths of seven people.


NT Bureau