One Dies In A Freak Accident: Container Falls Off The Lorry At Busy NAD Junction

A freak accident at a busy traffic junction in Vizag has resulted in the death of one person and injuries to three others.

Visakhapatnam:  A person was crushed to death and three more were grievously injured when a huge container mounted on a lorry tipped over following brake failure at busy NAD Cross Roads Junction in the city on Saturday.

Those injured were rushed to a nearby private hospital for treatment. The lorry laden with the container was heading towards Gajuwaka from the city on the National Highway 16 when the brakes failed. Some of the eyewitnesses said the lorry hit the high-tension electric lines as it veered off the highway.  See Also: Is Vizag Becoming A Hotbed Of Corruption?

The deceased was identified as Sabeena (33), an LGBT engaged in begging at the busy junction while the injured was identified as Ramarao (39), a carpenter in the locality. The other two persons who received injuries were yet to be identified. Traffic came to a halt for a brief period following the commotion. The container and lorry were removed from the spot with the help of cranes to clear the traffic. The driver of the lorry was at large.  Additional DCP Mahendra Patrudu rushed to the spot and ensured calm among the people who turned panic following the incident.   See Also: Election Commission Rejects Pleas Of AAP MLAs

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