The couple from Guntur district Tenali got married in Tirumala in the presence of elders. Then in a tempo vehicle the groom and the bride’s family .. The groom and bride left for Tenali in another car. A tempo crashed near relatives on the Ongole bypass around 5.30 pm. The lorry driver going forward suddenly fell asleep and suddenly applied the brakes and the tempo coming from behind hit him vigorously.
The front of the tempo got stuck in the rear of the truck. Another lorry crashed into the rear while the Tempo driver overturned to bring the vehicle back. The tempo vehicle crushed between two lorries. The groom’s uncle Satyanarayana and grandmother Annapurna died on the spot in the accident. Four others were seriously injured. The rest were moderately injured.
Some vehicles were trapped inside the vehicle as the vehicle was crushed between two lorries. Police and road safety personnel reached the spot and took relief measures. Those trapped in the vehicle were ejected. However, it appears that two lorries escaped due to the accident. Police are working to locate the trucks.