20 feared killed as lorry rams electric post – Trucker World

20 feared killed as lorry rams electric post

Andhra Pradesh[1]Staff Reporter[2]TIRUPATI:April 21, 2017 14:28 IST

Updated:April 21, 2017 15:08 IST

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Twenty persons were feared killed in a ghastly road mishap when a lorry hit an electric pole and further rammed into a general store at Yerpedu, 25 km from Tirupati on the Srikalahasti highway on Friday noon. The injured persons were rushed to SVR Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati. The incident happened right in front of Yerpedu police station, when a speeding truck coming from Srikalahasti towards Tirupati lost control and hit the electric pole first.

As the pole capsized, the live wires snapped causing electrocution to a few. It was initially thought to be a road mishap, but when the local people rushed to help the victims, many succumbed to the electric shock. Six people died immediately when the lorry ploughed into the crowd, while others died in the incident.

The number of casualties might go up to 20. Yerpedu is at the ‘T’ junction, leading to Tirupati, Srikalahasti and Venkatagiri towns and the accident spot is close to this junction. Traffic came to a standstill on all directions.

Police officials and ambulances rushed to the spot.


  1. ^ Andhra Pradesh (www.thehindu.com)
  2. ^ Staff Reporter (www.thehindu.com)

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