Three students among 9 killed in AP road mishaps

Hyderabad: Nine persons, including students and women, were on Thursday killed in separate road accidents in Khammam and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

Five women and a youth were killed on the spot when the autorickshaw they were travelling in collided with a lorry near Kollugudem village in Khammam district at around 2.30 pm, they said.

Three students (aged around 16), who were on their way to attend SSC examinations, died after the bike on which they were travelling was hit by an unidentified vehicle at Kutagulla village in Anantapur district, police said.

One of the teenagers died on the spot while the other two were seriously injured and shifted to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed during treatment, they said.