Five killed, 20 hurt as bus rams lorry

Five persons died and 20 others injured after a speeding bus rammed a chemical-laden lorry from the rear. The incident took place near Aitipamula village in Nakirekal mandal in the wee hours on Friday.

It is learnt that the lorry was coming from Hyderabad and heading towards Vijayawada when it was hit by the bus from behind. One person died on the spot, while four others succumbed to injuries in a hospital. The other injured people are undergoing treatment at the hospital.