VIJAYAWADA: One person was killed and seven others were injured when the autorickshaw they were travelling in hit a lorry from behind in a bid to overtake another vehicle at a toll plaza near Tanguturu of Prakasam district on Sunday.
According to police, a group of pilgrims from Naidupeta had set out for Rajahmundry from Naidupeta in Nellore for participating in Godavari Pushkaralu in three autorickshaws. One of them hit a lorry and overturned.
The driver of the vehicle identified as SK Dawood (26) died on the spot, while seven passengers were injured. Alerted by toll plaza personnel, police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to RIMS hospital in Ongole, where their condition is said to be serious. The Tangutur police registered a case.