Tirupati: Two members of a family were killed on the spot and seven others were injured when an RTC bus rammed into a car coming in the opposite direction in Chittoor district on Monday. The mishap occurred at Kallur cross-road of Purlicheral mandal in Chittoor district on Kurnool-Hyderabad highway.
The deceased were identified as C Venkata Sastry (45) and his wife C Rajeswari, residents of Uppal in Hyderabad. Their daughter Sowmya (21) sustained severe injuries. She was admitted to Tirupati government hospital for treatment. The Piler depot RTC bus was going to Chittoor, when the driver lost control over the vehicle and rammed into the car. Six passengers of the RTC bus also sustained minor injuries in the mishap.
After having darshan at Kanipakam Vinayaka temple, Sastri along with his family was going to Bhadrachalam temple in Telangana when the mishap occurred. A case was registered at Kallur Police Station. Pakala CI Ramalingaiah visited the accident spot and took up relief measures.