East Godavari : In a tragic incident, three persons died in a road accident when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling hit a stationary lorry near Dharmavaram village in Pathipadu Mandalin East Godavari district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Ch Veera Venkata Satyannarayana (47), Ch Maridayya (35) and M Yedukondalu (52).
As per reports, 11 people belonging to Mattaparru village had gone to Thalupulamma Lova temple on Sunday. When they were returning to their home town, the driver R Shyambabu lost control over the vehicle due to over-speeding and hit the iron laden stationary lorry on NH-16. Three people died on the spot with severe head injuries and eight suffered injuries in the incident. They were shifted to government hospital. Inspector of Pathipadu AS Rao said that a case has been registered and investigation is underway.