5 Andhra pilgrims killed, 2 injured in accident

Bhabhua (Bihar), April 17: Five pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh were killed and two others injured on Sunday, April 17 when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a truck near a village in Bihar's Kaimur district, police said.

The mishap occurred near Kaudigram as the driver of the SUV carrying seven pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh on way to Gaya from Varanasi lost control and rammed into a stationary truck.


Four passengers were killed on the spot, while one of the three injured died in hospital, Mohania police station in-charge Manoj Kumar said.

The deceased have been identified as Satyanarayan (50), his son Pawan Kumar (25) and his mother Padmavati Devi (70), besides Sriram (55), and Rukmini Devi (50), he said. The injured persons, identified as Kamlavati Devi (50), wife of Satyanarayan, and Saraswati Devi (55), have been admitted to a government hospital, Kumar said.

The pilgrims hailed from Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district, the officer added.


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