6 killed after truck rams tractor while trying to overtake it in Andhra Pradesh

A container truck rammed a tractor while it was trying to overtake it in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district. Six people were killed in the accident, while five others were injured and were critical.
6 killed after truck rams tractor while trying to overtake it in Andhra Pradesh
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Six people were killed in an early morning accident on Friday when a van rammed a container truck while attempting to overtake a tractor carrying logs in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district, police said.

According to eyewitnesses, the truck collided with the tractor and overturned near Seethanapalli, killing five people on the spot while another succumbed to injuries while being rushed to a hospital, Machilipatnam DSP Subhani said, adding that police were investigating the cause of the accident.

Five people suffered injuries and were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment where their condition was critical.

The accident caused a massive traffic jam on the route, stretching for over two kilometres. Police and local authorities rushed to the spot and initiated a rescue operation to help the people involved in the accident.

The six people who died were not identified yet, police said.

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6 killed after truck rams tractor while trying to overtake it in Andhra Pradesh

"An Ashok Leyland truck rammed a tractor carrying wooden logs while trying to overtake it. Five people died on the spot while another died en route to the hospital. Further details are awaited," DSP Subhani said.

Source: India Today

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