7 killed, 15 injured in road mishap near Tirupati

Tirupati: Seven persons were killed and 15 others injured, five of them seriously, in a collision involving three vehicles, including a bus from Bangalore, at Putalapattu, 60 km from here, on Saturday.

The mishap occurred when a private bus with 55 passengers from Bangalore and a car from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu collided with a lorry coming in the opposite direction on the Tirupati-Bangalore highway, police said.

The injured had been admitted to Chittoor Government hospital where the condition of five of them was stated to be serious, police said.

The bus was on its way here while the car was proceeding to nearby Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara.

Police investigation was on to ascertain the exact cause of the mishap.