Mortal remains of Andhra Pradesh MLA’s relatives who died in US car accident brought back home

P Nageshwar Rao, Seetha Mahalakshmi, Naveena, Kruthik and Nishitha were among the six dead when their car collided with a truck in Texas.


Published Jan 02, 2024 | 8:11 PMUpdatedJan 02, 2024 | 8:11 PM

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The mortal remains of five persons who died in a car accident recently in the US — relatives of Andhra Pradesh’s Mummidivaram MLA P Venkata Satish Kumar — were brought to their hometown, Amalapuram, in Konaseema district on Tuesday, 2 January, a police official said.

The bodies reached Amalapuram by 11 am on Tuesday from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad and were kept at home for about three hours for people to pay respects, said the official.

P Nageshwar Rao, Seetha Mahalakshmi, Naveena, Kruthik, and Nishitha were among the six dead when their car collided head-on with a truck in Texas on 26 December 2023.

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The incident

The group had gone to their relative Vishal’s house in Texas for Christmas, travelling from Atlanta in Georgia state. They visited a zoological park and were returning when the tragedy struck.

Nageshwar Rao was the younger brother of Mummidivaram MLA’s father P Satya Rao. He was engaged in the timber business. His daughter Naveena’s family lived in Atlanta.

“After keeping the bodies for three hours at their home for people to pay respects, the mortal remains were taken to Kotilingalana Ghat in Rajamahendravaram for funeral rites,” Amalapuram sub-divisional police officer Ambika Prasad told PTI.

Information & Public Relations Minister C Venugopala Krishna and Roads and Buildings Minister P Vishwaroop also visited the bereaved family members to pay their respects, he said.

According to Prasad, heartrending scenes unfolded at Nageshwar Rao’s home and several people from the town paid respects and mourned their loss.

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