Andhra Pradesh: 20 killed, several injured as truck rams into shops

At least 20 people were killed in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district after a truck rammed into shops today.
Andhra Police
India TV News Desk New Delhi April 21, 2017 17:03 IST

At least 20 people were killed and several others injured after a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district today.

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 occurred near Yerpadu police station when a group of persons who had come to the police station were standing near the shops.

Tirupati Urban Superintendent of Police Vijayalaxmi said most of the casualties were because of electrocution. The injured were shifted to different hospitals in Tirupati and Srikalahasti.

She said two police officers were among those injured.

(With agencies)

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