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Woman injured in Padayatra dies in hospital

Posted on Nov 12, 07:26PM | UNI

In an unfortunate incident during the YSR Congress party leader Sharmila's Padayatra, a 65-year old woman Ayyamma, who was grievously injured when she came under a vehicle which was following the former died in a hospital.

The accident happened when Ms Sharmila began her Padayatra from Chiramanu Doddi in Kurnool district around 1030 hours.

Soon after the accident, the old woman was immediately taken to Adoni hospital initially but was later shifted to Kurnool hospital as her condition became serious.

Unfortunately, she had succumbed to the injuries.

The accident occurred half a kilometer from Chiramanu Doddi on the main road when a group of women followed Sharmila and competed to see and talk to her. In the melee, the frail woman came under a private vehicle.

Aghast at the incident, Sharmila stopped her Padayatra and tried to speak to the woman but on observing the grievous injuries sustained by the old woman.

She immediately asked the accompanying leaders and a doctor to take the victim to the hospital in the party ambulance which has been part of the Padayatra.

Sharmila has regretted the incident and conveyed her condolences over the death of the old woman.

'It is very unfortunate that the incident has happened,' Ms Sharmila said.