Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 18 injured when a mini truck carrying a marriage party collided head-on with a bus in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district on Saturday, police said.
The accident occurred near Y. Charolapalem village of Valetivaripalem mandal in Prakasam district of south coastal Andhra, 360 km from here.
The mini truck, which was on its way from Kandukuru to Malakonda, rammed into the private bus coming from opposite direction. There were no passengers in the private bus, which caught fire due to the collision.
Such was the impact of the collision that both vehicles fell off the road.
Police said both the vehicles were apparently moving at a very high speed. While 14 people died on the spot, one succumbed at Kandukuru Hospital.
Andhra Pradesh: 13 killed, 10 injured as minibus rams into bus
Ongole (PTI): Thirteen people, including three children, were killed today and ten others injured when a mini truck carrying a marriage party collided with a bus near Kandukur town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
Police said a mini truck carrying a marriage party coming from Kandukur collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction.
“All 13 people in the mini truck died on the spot. The bus caught fire after the collision. The driver and his assistant fled from the scene. There were no passengers in the bus. The injured were admitted to hospital in Ongole,” Inspector of Police (Kandukur) Lakshman told PTI.
The mini truck was carrying 40 passengers. Fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.