Rajahmundry: Three people died on the spot and five others got injured after an autorickshaw collided with a gas cylinder-laden lorry at Panduchervu in rural Kakinada in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh early morning today, the police said.

The lorry driver hit the autorickshaw due to poor visibility.

Those injured have been rushed to Kakinada Government General Hospital, the police said.

The deceased are yet to be identified, the police said, adding that their bodies has been shifted to Kakinada Government General hospital for postmortem.

The police has registered a case and investigation is on. Further details are awaited.