Lorry hits Nanded Express in Anantapur
Five people including Karnataka Congress MLA died on Monday after a lorry hit a train at a level crossing in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh.
The granite loaded lorry hit the AC coaches of Bengaluru-Nanded Express, train number 16594, near Madakasira of Penukonda Mandal of Anantapur district around 2:30 AM.
It was reported that barrier was in place but the brakes of the lorry failed after which it rammed into train. A lorry helper also died in the incident. Congress MLA Venkatesh Naik is from Devadurga constituency in Raichur district of Karnataka.
The train was going to Nanded from Bengaluru.
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