Nandyal Crime Branch: A fatal road accident took place on the Kurnool-Chittoor National Highway this morning. Four children were killed and eight others were seriously injured in the incident. An Eicher lorry collided with 40 people walking on the national highway at Erraguntla in the Shirivella zone to participate in a spiritual event. Jhansi (15) died on the spot while Sushmita (15), Vamsi (10) and Harshavardhan (10) died at Nandyal Government Hospital.
The lorry driver who caused the accident tried to escape without stopping the vehicle after the incident. The locals chased and caught him at Battuluru near Allagadda. The injured have been shifted to Nandyal Government Hospital for treatment. Nandyal Prabhutvasupathi was disturbed by the cries of parents over the death of their children. The tragedy took place in the village of Erraguntla following the accident.
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