Six persons died, eight others grievously injured when a mini van and a container lorry collided head-on at Yerraguntlapalle village on Kadiri-Madanapalle highway in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
Kadiri Circle Inspector of Police told The Hindu that the accident took place around 6.30 a.m. All the deceased and injured were passengers in the van that was coming towards Kadiri. The injured were shifted to various hospitals. The drivers of both the vehicles are absconding from the scene.
The deceased were identified as Katepalli Dastagiri, 50; Khader Basha, 45; Shiva Nagesh, 30; Derangula Parvathamma, 42; Peddapalli Munna, 50. Reports from hospital said a sixth person also died while being treated for injuries. The identity of the person could not be ascertained. The three men and two women who died on the spot hailed from Tanakallu in Anantapur district.