20 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor


Vijayawada, April 21, 2017:  At least 20 people were killed in a road accident after a lorry rammed into a crowded market in Tirupati city of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

The speeding truck hit an electric pole before ramming into roadside shops on Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road in Yerpadu, about 30 km from the temple town of Tirupati.

Police said the accident took place near Yerpadu police station when a group of persons who had come to the police station were standing near the shops.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Medical Services Kamineni Srinivas directed the district officials to extend all support to the victims and provide all the necessary medical treatment for the injured.

Wefornews Bureau

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