11 killed in car-truck collision in Andhra

Visakhapatnam, April 10 (IANS) Eleven people were killed in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district on Sunday when a car hit a two-wheeler and then collided with a truck coming from opposite direction, police said.

The accident occurred on Chennai-Kolkata (national highway 16) highway near Kagita in Nakkapalli mandal.

The driver of the car, going from Visakhapatnam to Tuni, lost control apparently after a tyre got burst and the vehicle ran over the two-wheeler and hit the divider before crashing on the other side of the road and colliding with a truck coming from the opposite site.

Nine people travelling in the car were killed as well as both the people on the two-wheeler. The dead include three children and four women.

Such was the impact of the collision that car and the motorbike were badly mangled while the pieces of human flesh were seen strewn around.

The accident hit the traffic out of gear on the national highway.

Police said they were trying to identify the victims.

Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinnarajappa expressed shock over the tragedy. He directed officials to provide all possible help to the families of the victims.

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