Four people lost their lives while five others were injured in a road accident at Guntur Laalur National Highway after a car hit a lorry on Monday.
Police said that the victims were heading to Vijayawada for New Year celebrations. The lorry driver and cleaner too have suffered injuries.
"The car was at a speed of 160 kilometres per hour and hit the lorry. Due to the impact of the hit, the lorry also fell. The accident occurred at 11 am on Monday," a police official said.
Out of the nine people affected by the accident, seven of them are engineering students and have been identified as well. Further investigation is underway.
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