Four persons were killed on the spot and three others were injured when an ambulance ferrying normal passengers from Kurnool to Anantapur hit a stationary lorry on the National Highway No.44 at Gooty in the early hours of Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Mani (25), Baazi (40), Mastan Vali (38), all hailing from Narasaraopet in Guntur district and Gopi Naik (42) from Uravakonda in Anantapur district. While the driver Nagendra, a resident of Anantapur, has been shifted to Bengaluru for treatment, Ismail and Ghouse from Narasaraopet are being treated in Anantapur.
Peddavadaguru Sub-Inspector of Police Ramesh Reddy said five persons from Narasaraopet had come to Kurnool by train and had boarded an ambulance that was going towards Anantapur. They were on their way to attend some repair work in a Dal Mill in Anantapur when the ambulance hit the lorry at 4.30 a.m. The condition of the injured is said to be stable.