At least four people, including a toddler, died on the spot and five other people were seriously injured when the car they were traveling in caught a truck on ADB Road on the outskirts of Peddapuram in the early hours of Thursday morning East Godavari district collided.
The accident happened while the family from Pedavalasa village in Tallarevu Mandal was on their way to participate in Bhumi puja to build a new house in Rajamahendravaram.
The deceased were identified as V. Eswara Rao (36), V. Annapurna (33), Aradasi Swami (55) and a four year old boy. The police suspect the accident could have happened when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with the truck.
Police rushed to say he was injured in Peddapuram Area Hospital.