Khammam, July 6: Six persons including four women were killed and three others injured when the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in was hit head-on by a speeding lorry.
The tragic road accident occurred near Chandratanda of Tirumalayapalem here on Saturday. The victims, all residents of Vissampalli of Maripeda mandal of Warangal districts, were going to Paparapadu to attend a family function.
The head-on collision was intense that four persons died on the spot while two succumbed to injuries in Khammam Hospital where they were shifted for treatment. The deceased include a six-year-old boy.
The deceased have been identified as Makka Susheela (65), Makka Padma (45), Makka Yadagiri ( 40), Makka Aruna( 35), Ganesh (16) and Murali (6).
The Khammam police shifted the bodies to Khammam Government Hospital for post-mortem. A case has been registered against the lorry driver and further investigations are on.