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Tractor plunges into canal in Andhra Pradesh; 10 dead

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 11:37

Guntur (AP): At least 10 people including
nine women were killed in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh
when the tractor on which they were travelling fell into the
Nagarjuna Sagar canal on Monday morning, police said.

The mishap took place near Sattenapalle town here when
the driver of the tractor carrying 23 farm workers, mostly
women, lost control over the vehicle, which overturned before
falling into the canal, they said.

So far, 10 bodies have been recovered. More people are
feared drowned, police said.

Three persons have been admitted in hospital and rescue
operations with the help of swimmers are on to find missing
persons, the police added.


First Published: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 11:37
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