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16 killed in road accident in AP

Hyderabad: At least 16 people were killed and several others injured when the lorry they were travelling in tilted on the roadside in east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

The lorry carrying about 35 agricultural labourers tilted at Gandepalli in east Godavari district in the early hours, according to H Arun Kumar, Collector, East Godavari district.

The victims had boarded the lorry in neighbouring west Godavari district. The vehicle which was carrying clinker material met with the tragedy after the driver lost control allegedly due to sleepiness, he said.

The clinker material fell on the victims and 16 bodies have been taken out so far, they added.

The driver was absconding after the incident.

—PTI