The lorry in which people were travelling tilted on the roadside in east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday killing as many as 16 people and several others were brutally injured. The lorry that carried about 35 agricultural wage workers 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 neighboring 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 fled away after the incident.
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