11 people killed in accident in Andhra Pradesh involving car, motorcycle and truck

Eleven people, including four children, were killed on Sunday in an accident involving a car, a motorcycle and a truck near Nakkapalli in Visakhapatnam district this afternoon.

The accident occurred when one of the tyres of the car, which was going from Visakhapatnam towards Tuni, suddenly burst on the National Highway NH-16.

The driver lost control over the car and hit a motorcycle and pushed it under a lorry coming from the opposite direction, an official statement issued by the Andhra Pradesh Information and Public Relations Department said, adding that some of the bodies were crushed beyond recognition.

A father-son duo riding the motorcycle and nine members of a family travelling in the car were killed.

The inmates of the car — four children, three women and two men — were identified as the members of a family from Gopalapatnam near Visakhapatnam.

The father-son duo on the motorbike belonged to the S Rayavaram mandal in the district and the father was identified as an employee of Hetero Drugs, the release said.

Senior revenue and police officials rushed to the spot and supervised the rescue operation.

The bodies were shifted to the government hospital in Nakkapalli for postmortem.