3 TN pilgrims killed in van collision in Andhra

By PTI Published on Apr 30, 2018 11:42 AM IST

Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh): Three pilgrims heading to the nearby famous Lord Venkateswara temple were among four persons killed when their van and another vehicle collided near here yesterday, police said.

The victims, hailing from Salem district of Tamilnadu, were on their way to the hill shrine in Tirumala when their van and a sea-food laden van collided at Sankampalle, 40 km from here, in the wee hours, they said.

Driver of the pilgrim's van was the other deceased. Three other pilgrims, injured in the mishap, were initially admitted to a government hospital in Chittoor, 70 km from here, before being shifted to CMC Hospital in Vellore in neighbouring Tamilnadu.

The driver of the cargo van had been arrested.