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Six relatives of Andhra MLA killed in US road accident
VIJAYWADA (AP), Dec 27: Christmas holiday turned tragic for a family from Andhra Pradesh as six members were killed in a road accident in Texas in the US.The deceased were all relatives of YSRCP MLA from Mummidivaram, P. Venkata Satish Kumar.According to information reaching the family in Amalapuram in Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Konaseema district, they were killed in a truck-car collision on a highway in Johnson County on Tuesday.The victims were identified as P. Nageswara Rao, uncle of the MLA, Nageswara Rao’s wife Seetha Mahalakshmi, daughter Naveena, grandson Kruthik and granddaughter Nishitha. Another also lost life in the accident.Lone survivor, Lokesh, son-in-law of Nageswara Rao, was injured and airlifted to a hospital, where his condition is stated to be critical.According to the MLA, his uncle and his family were residing in Atlanta. They were returning home after visiting some relatives in Texas on Christmas holiday. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on December 26 when a truck rammed into their car. The MLA said the truck with two youths was driving in the wrong direction which led to the accident. (IANS)

Man jumps into river to evade arrest, dies
PATNA, Dec 27: In a bid to save himself from police action, a man jumped into a river in Bihar’s Samastipur district and drowned.The incident happened on Tuesday evening. The victim, Appu Kumar (28) was cleaning his clothes on the bank of a river when a police team from the town police station chased some persons near the railway bridge in Samastipur.Appu felt that police might be chasing him and in a bid to save himself, jumped into the river and died.Following the incident, local residents went on a rampage and attacked the police team.They damaged two vans. The police team managed to save themselves and fled f.The local residents claimed that police unnecessarily penalized them in the name of liquor prohibition. SDRF team fished out the body and handed it over to the family after post-mortem. (IANS)

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