Tirupati: At least seven people were dead and 15 were injured in a road accident near Kavali Musunur toll plaza in the early hours of Saturday at around 2 am on the National Highway in Nellore district, Tv9 telugu reported.
The accident took place when a moving lorry hit a static lorry at the toll plaza while another private bus collided with the moving lorry.
The police said that the drivers of the two lorries, the bus driver and four other passengers were killed and the bus that collided with the lorry was crowded. The passengers had to be pulled out from the mangled vehicles and were shifted to the nearest hospitals.
The bus was on its way from Chennai to Hyderabad.
Speaking to Tv9 Telugu, Police Superintendent Thirumaleswar Reddy said, “43 people were present at the time of the accident and we shifted them to hospitals in Nellore and Ongole. We have set up a control room to inform the victims and we are relaying information through 9440796383. The investigation will determine the cause of the accident.”