VISAKHAPATNAM : Two persons, including an engineering student, died in a road mishap near Sankaram village on the Anakapalle highway Monday. The incident occurred when a lorry hit an auto-rickshaw. Another two commuters in the auto sustained minor injuries.
According to sources, the deceased have been identified as auto driver P Rama Rao (50) and Tinku Kumar (20), third year B.Tech student of Simhadri Engineering College and a native of Bihar. Tinku Kumar boarded the auto at Anakapalle to go to his college, located on Anakapalle outskirts. The auto was hit by a speeding lorry coming from Sabbavaram Monday morning. Both of them succumbed to severe head injuries.
The other two injured passengers were shifted to a private hospital at Anakapalle. Sub-inspector (Anakapalle rural) A Koteswara Rao has registered a case and investigation is on.