Six persons were killed and eight others injured when their auto-rickshaw collided with a lorry at Gajapathinagaram village in neighbouring Vizianagaram district today, police said.
While three passengers were killed on the spot as many succumbed to their injuries while being shifted to a local hospital, they said.
The mishap occurred when the auto driver rammed into the sand-laden lorry while overtaking another vehicle, police said.
The deceased have been identified as P Tata (60), L. Chandrudu (55), Ramalakshmu (48), T Simhachalam (65), T. Adinarayana and K.Appalanarsi.
The injured were admitted to government hospital at Gajapathinagaram and other hospitals, police added.