In a tragic incident, three members of a family — a woman, her daughter and granddaughter — were killed on the spot and a 28-year-old man was hurt when their motorbike was hit by a container lorry at Peddavanka village of Shantipuram mandal in Kuppam circle on Sunday.
The deceased – Narayanamma (42), Mamatha (22) and her daughter Yashwantika (2) – were pillion riders on a bike being ridden by Mamatha’s brother Rajappa (26).
The family, from A.Kothapalle village of Gudupalle mandal near Kuppam, was going to fix a marriage alliance for Rajappa. When the bike reached a narrow road, the container lorry, coming in the opposite direction, crushed the two-wheeler under its rear wheels.
Rajappa is undergoing treatment at the PES Medical College, Kuppam. The bodies were sent to the area hospital for autopsy. Mamatha was six months pregnant.