HYDERABAD:  Amid the increasing number of deaths in the Nepal earthquake, a 25-year-old Telugu film actor K Vijay has also been killed.

The young actor was in Nepal along with the other members of his unit of Telugu movie Etakaram for shooting.

Music Director Kishan informed in Hyderabad that he received the information on Monday that Vijay died while they were returning from the shooting as the car in which they were travelling overturned. 

Actor-cum-choreographer Vijay died on the spot, while other three travelling with him are reported to be seriously injured.

The film industry has requested the government to bring back the body of Vijay, hailing from Bapatla in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh at the earliest. 

The unit comprising of 20 members was earlier believed to be safe and survived in the disaster zone. Kishan informed that the team had left Hyderabad on April 15 for Gorakhpur en route to Nepal.

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