3 Killed, 15 Seriously Injured When Drunk Driver Smashes Into a Wedding Party

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Three women of a marriage party were killed and 15 others injured when a speeding SUV allegedly rammed into them near the bride’s house at Mandiapalli under Gopalpur police station in Ganjam district late on Tuesday night.

The deceased were identified as Sanjukta Reddy (23) of Mandiapalli, Sapna Reddy (21) of Chhatrapur and Bharati Reddy (11) of Lanjipalli in Berhampur, all relatives of the bride, police said.

The accident took place when around 50 people, mostly from the bride’s family, were standing on the roadside and waiting for the groom to arrive,” said Sarada Prasana Das, inspector in-charge, Gopalpur police station.

Police rushed to the scene and rescued the injured with the help of the locals community.

While 12 injured were admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, three others have been referred to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh,” said Siba Shankar Mohapatra, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Berhampur Sadar. Among the injured, two are cameramen.

“The scumbag driver and his occupants fled from the scene after the accident and have not been apprehended as of posting. Watch the horrifying video below.