Five persons were killed and five others sustained severe injuries in a ghastly road accident in West Godavari district on Friday. The mishap took place when the RTC bus in which they were travelling was hit by an over speeding lorry at Anantapally red canal bridge in Nallajerla mandal. All the deceased were from one family. It is learned that the bus was going towards Dwarakamayi Venkateswara Swamy temple when the accident took place. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. A case has been registered and investigation is underway.