Amaravati, June 4: Three persons were killed when a truck rammed into a temple in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada district on Sunday, police said.

According to police, the accident occurred early Sunday morning near A. Kothapalle in Thondangi mandal. A truck loaded with gravel and heading towards Ontimamidi from Annavaram, hit a roadside water tank and then rammed into an adjacent temple. Thane Road Accident Video: Elderly Woman Dies After Car Hits Her in Ambernath, Horrifying Incident Caught on CCTV.

Truck driver C. Rajasekhar, 28, cleaner K. Nagender, 23, and S. Lakshman Rao (48), who was sleeping in the temple, were killed on the spot. Police shifted the bodies for autopsy and took up investigation. They suspect that the truck driver dozed off at the wheel resulting in the accident. Mumbai Road Accident Video: Morning Walker Crushed to Death After Two Buses Collide in Cuffe Parade.

Meanwhile, two persons were killed in another road accident in neighbouring Telangana. The accident occurred when a motorcycle the two youth were riding hit a road divider in Jagtiyal town. According to police, Gangadhar, a college student, died on the spot while his friend Kirpanand succumbed at the hospital.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 04, 2023 09:54 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website