Prakasam: Six people were killed in a road accident that took place near Mecherla in Prakasam district on Friday.
Getting into the details, the car collided with a stationary lorry.The deceased have been identified as a family residing in Karimnagar. The incident took place while they were on a pilgrimage to Tirupati. A pall of gloom descended over the incident in their Native village of Bhagyanagar.
In a similar case, at least 13 people, including seven women were killed and five more injured when a three-wheeler in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding truck in Mahabubnagar district on Sunday evening.
The incident happened near Kottapalli village in Midjil mandal of the district when the truck rammed into the over-crowded three-wheeler vehicle coming from the opposite direction, a senior police official said.
The impact of the accident was so severe that 12 of the occupants of the auto-rickshaw died on the spot, he added.
Another person succumbed to injuries while being transported to a hospital, the official said.
The deceased were farm labourers, who were returning home in Kottapalli village, Mahabubnagar district Superintendent of Police (SP) Rema Rajeshwari told PTI over the phone.
A total of 18 people 17 farm labourers and the driver were travelling in the three-wheeler when the accident occurred, the SP said.