Visakhapatnam: A joy trip turned tragic for two families, who had gone to Chhattisgarh. Four people, including a female doctor from Vizag, died in a road accident near Jagadalpur of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
The gory road accident took place when the driver of an SUV, in which they were travelling, lost control of the vehicle due to drunken driving and over-speeded. The vehicle crashed into a roadside tree near Jagadalpur.
The deceased has been identified as K Sunitha, a professor in Anatomy at Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, her husband K Lakshman and her brother V Ramesh and Ramesh's wife V Tulasi.
Sunitha's children Shreya and Atul and Ramesh's son Amar who received severe injuries in the incident are battling for their lives in a hospital in Chhattisgarh.
The relatives of Sunitha said that Sunitha's family and her brother Ramesh's family ( a total of seven members) had gone to Jagadalpur in a train after Diwali celebrations to visit the waterfalls, forest areas and also some temples.
On Monday, they hired an SUV (Mahindra Scorpio) to visit the waterfalls and others. While they were returning to Jagadalpur after having darshan at Danteshwari Temple, Dantewada, the driver lost control of the vehicle allegedly due to drunk driving.
The SUV hit a roadside tree at high speed. Under the impact of the accident, the front part of the vehicle was fully damaged.
Sunitha and her husband Lakshman died on the spot with severe head injuries, and the five others suffered severe injuries.
Ramesh and his wife Tulasi lost their final breath while availing treatment in a hospital. The condition of the injured Shreya, Atul and Amar is said to be critical.
The driver of the SUV also suffered severe injuries, and he is battling for his life in a hospital.
The family members of Sunitha and Ramesh had gone to Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to receive the dead bodies.
The police said that over-speeding due to drunk driving was the reason for the gory accident.