Eight of family killed in road mishap in Visakhapatnam

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Visakhapatnam: Eight members of a family were killed while eight others sustained grievous injuries after a van collided head-on with a truck on NH- 216 near Chebrulu village under Golaparolu Mandal of Visakhapatnam district in the wee hours of Tuesday.

According to sources, the family members were heading to Golaparolu in the van after attending a family function in Kakinada when a truck coming from the opposite side hit their vehicle.

Six occupants of the van including the driver and five women died on the spot. Two more women succumbed to their injuries on their way to the hospital. The front portion of the van was badly mangled under the impact of the collision.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where their health condition was stated to be critical. On being informed, police reached the spot and initiated an investigation into the incident.

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