Five killed, ten injured in separate mishaps in Andhra

Five persons were killed and ten injured in separate accidents in Salem district today, police said.

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2011, 12:56 PM IST

Salem: Five persons were killed and ten injured in separate accidents in Salem district today, police said.
In the first mishap, three persons were killed when a lorry rammed their stationary lorry which crashed through a parapet wall of an overbridge and fell 50 feet onto a railway track near here, police said.

The sugarcane-laden lorry was parked on the Thoppur overbridge when a lorry carrying coconuts coming from Dharmapuri rammed it in the wee hours.

Rail traffic was affected for two hours following the accident.
Two persons were killed and ten injured when a lorry overturned at Yercaud. Five persons were treated as out-patients while the rest were admitted to the Yercaud government hospital.

PTI