Early Wednesday morning, an accident occurred in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) involving an auto carrying school children and a lorry. The collision happened near Sangam Sarath Theatre in Visakhapatnam. Eight children from Bethany School sustained injuries in the incident, and they were promptly taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A CCTV camera in the area captured the moment when the auto collided directly with the speeding lorry. The impact resulted in 2-3 children being thrown out of the vehicle, while others remained trapped as the auto overturned. The lorry driver reportedly stopped his vehicle about 100 meters from the crash site.
#WATCH | Andhra Pradesh: Eight students were injured in an accident when their auto collided with a lorry near Sangam Sarat Theatre in Visakhapatnam. The injured have been shifted to the hospital. Further details awaited. pic.twitter.com/MrcfwJzyfW— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2023
A police investigation is currently underway. Initial findings, based on the CCTV footage, suggest that the accident occurred due to the negligence of the auto driver. However, further inquiries are ongoing, and there are no reports of legal action against any of the drivers involved in the crash at this time.
We will provide more details as they become available.