Three persons were killed on the spot and four others were grievously injured in a ghastly road accident that occurred near Kongarakalan in Ibrahimpatnam mandal of Ranga Reddy district on Friday morning.
The victims belonging to Gangavati of the Ballary district of Karnataka were returning home in an ambulance after visiting a hospital at Eluru in Andhra Pradesh. When the ill-fated ambulance reached Kongalakalan, a car coming from the opposite direction on the Outer Ring Road at Adibatla crossed the road divider and rammed into the ambulance, killing Bollireddy Venkateshwara Rao, 60; his wife Subbalaxmi, 55; and van driver Shiva, 35, of Eluru on the spot.
Four other occupants of the ambulance, Srinivas, 40; Hemachander, 38; Toshish, 34; and another person, escaped with grievous injuries.
The car driver Manoj, 34, was also injured.
The car driver allegedly lost control of the wheel and careened into the opposite side of the road hitting the ambulance.
The Adibatla police booked a case and took up investigation.