20 dead in truck mishap in Chittoor

Chittor: At least 20 people, mostly roadside vegetable and fruit vendors, were killed when a truck ran over them in at Yerpedu in Chittoor district.

Police said that the truck driver lost control while trying to avoid collision with another vehicle and hit a electric pole and ran over roadside vendors at the busy Putalapatu-Naidupet junction.

The truck was going from Srikalahasti to Tirupati. At least 10 persons were admitted at Ruia Hospital at Tirupati with serious injuries.

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