SRIKAKULAM:One person died and three were injured in two accidents involving a sand-laden lorry. Patapatnam UP School headmater P Surapunaidu (50) was run over by the sand lorry between Appalapeta and Burja junction in Burja mandal of the district Friday. Surapunaidu was going home after the day's work at Neeladevipuram on a two-wheeler after getting down from a bus at Madanapuram junction. The truck was going towards Palakonda from Srikakulam on the Srikakulam-Palakonda road when Surapunaidu was hit by the vehicle. The headmaster died on the spot.
The truck which went out of control, hit a car going to Burja from Palakonda. Three persons in the car - Burja VRO Banki Raju, wife Prabhavathi and daughter Deepthi - were injured and shifted to KIMS for treatment. The headmaster's body was sent to Palakonda Area Hospital for postmortem.
Burja SI Lakshmana Rao registered a case.