Gandepalli Lorry Accident,18 killed

 September 14 2015 at 7:20   366    East Godavari Gandepalli Lorry Accident AP

Gandepalli Lorry Accident,18 killed

At least 18 construction labourers died and 17 were injured when a truck in which they were travelling fell into a ditch near Gondapalli in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday.

The truck was loaded with fly ash and 35 labourers were sitting on top of it. All the 16 who died were buried alive under the fly ash.

The victims had boarded the lorry in neighbouring west Godavari district. The vehicle which met with the tragedy after the driver lost control allegedly due to sleepiness, said H Arun Kumar, Collector, East Godavari district.

The police said that the truck driver who is absconding maybe over-speeding and lost control.

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