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Five women killed in road mishap

Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 21:16

Guntur (AP): Five women, all agriculture
labourers, were killed when a speeding state transport bus
dashed into them near here today, police said.

The incident occurred at Kornpadu village when the
victims were waiting at a bus stop.

The Andhra Pradesh State Transport Corporation bus
ploughed through the bus shelter, killing four of them on the
spot. The fifth victim died at the Government General Hospital
here, they said.

Police attributed the tragedy to the bus driver losing
control on the vehicle due to over-speeding. The driver has
been arrested.

The women were returning to Satenappli town after
taking part in chilli harvesting.


First Published: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 21:16

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