In a gruesome road accident on Saturday, four Spanish nationals and an Indian driver were killed on the spot, near Eedigapalle village of Punganur mandal, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
Four others, also Spanish nationals, are being treated in a hospital in Madanapalle, reported, The Hindu.
The foreign nationals were on their way to Puducherry from Anantapuramu district; the collision reportedly took place at a curve on the Madanapalle-Punganuru road.
Terrible road accident in #Punganur #Chittoor district of #AP; five from #Spain reportedly killed; 10 others injured pic.twitter.com/9PvMXTaxmvâ€” Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) August 5, 2017
Group of #foreigners visiting #Anantpur were travelling to #puducherry when hit by container vehicle in #Chittoor pic.twitter.com/xpGEyk7lwWâ€” Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) August 5, 2017
The Spanish nationals had come to see development activities, initiated by the Rural Development Trust run by a group from Spain, in a village in Anantapuramu district, reported, NDTV.
Around 9am, they left Madanapalle after visiting a missionary hospital. Close to Punganur, their vehicle reportedly met with the accident after hitting a container lorry, which left it mangled.
Speaking to TNM, Chittoor police said that the container lorry was seized and its driver was taken into custody. They informed that a case under section 304 A (causing death by negligence) has been booked against the driver.
Chittoor District Collector PS Paradyumna directed Madanapalle Sub-Collector Vetri Selvi to ensure that the injured get proper medical care and the post-mortem procedure on the deceased be completed without delay, NDTV reported.