Four police officers perished in a traffic accident in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh

VISAKHAPATNAM: On Monday afternoon, a lorry was struck by a police car traveling on NH-16 at Summadevi Peta in the Palasa mandal of Srikakulam district, killing four police officers from the Armed Reserve wing, among them a sub-inspector. The fatal incident occurred as the police officers on escort duty were returning to Srikakulam after delivering the body of army jawan G Jairam, who had died in West Bengal, to his family members at Bhairi Sarangapuram village under Mandasa mandal in the district. The deceased were identified as K Krishnudu (SI), Y Babu Rao and P Antony (head constables), and P Janardhana Rao (constable-driver) The Bolero lost control, slammed into the median, crossed the NH, and collided with a lorry that was approaching from the opposite side of the median. The impact of the collision completely destroyed the car. All four passed away instantly. The principal cause of the accident, according to our suspicion of tyre rupture, he added. The collision was so severe that the bodies were stuck inside the car for a considerable amount of time. The police had to cut through a lot of metal to remove the remains from the severely damaged car. DGP Gautam Sawang has instructed the Srikakulam SP and DIG (Visakha range) to carry out a thorough investigation and submit a report.

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