Chittoor: Five people were killed in a road accident after a lorry rammed into the auto-rickshaw, in which they were travelling. The incident occurred on Monday at 10th Mile Cross near BN Kandriga, when the victims were returning from Sri Kalahasti.

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All the four passengers along with the driver died on the spot. Passersby alerted the police and the victims were taken to a hospital for post-mortem.

The deceased were identified as Venkata Ramana (48), the auto driver; Ramarao (50), Kumari (47), Ananth (16) and Bindu (18).

The police registered a case and launched a hunt to nab the lorry driver, who went absconding after the incident.

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