A ghastly road accident that took place at Dasaripalem in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh claimed the life of a farmer, and left eight other farmers injured.
The injured farmers were rushed to the Guntur Government Hospital for treatment.
The farmers were making a trip from Hindupur to meet Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in Tadepalli when the accident took place.
Hindupur MP Gorantla Madhav, accompanied by MLC Iqbal, visited the injured farmers, who are undergoing treatment at a government hospital, and assured the family members of the victims that he would make efforts to get ex-gratia aid for each of the victims.
Talking about the tragedy, said, "The farmers living in and around Hindupur wanted to meet the CM and submit an appeal to him urging him to solve their problems. It is unfortunate that a farmer lost his life in the process. The accident was the result of the negligence of the vehicle driver. I urge the state government to take action."