Vijayawada: Three died and five others injured in a car accident at Benz Circle in Vijayawada on Tuesday afternoon. A car lost control and hit a road divider, according to onlookers. Police identified the dead persons belong to Srikakulam districts.

After taking a holy dip at Vijayawada ghat as part of the ongoing Krishna pushkaralu, they were on the way to back home when this accident occurred, said police officials.

3 Killed, 5 Others Injured in Car Accident in Vijayawada

Expressing the grief over the accident, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced Rs3 lakh ex-gratia for each family of the deceased. Naidu has directed officials to take care of the injured and ensure that better treatment facilities are available for them.

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