Unguturu, (West Godavari): A man who was returning home from hospital and his wife were killed when their ambulance was struck by a lorry travelling on the wrong side of the road near Badampudi village in Unguturu mandal of West Godavari district on Saturday afternoon.
Among the dead was Thadi Bhaskara Reddy, 60, a farmer of Vegetipadi of Iragavaram mandal, who was returning home after he was discharged from the Ashram Hosp-ital in Eluru on Saturday. He was accompanied by his wife Gangavati and two of their relatives. Gangavati was grievously injured and was taken to the government hospital at Tadepalligudem, where she succumbed.
According to Chebrolu police station sub-inspector A. Pydibabu, a lorry travelling on the wrong side collided with the ambulance near Kalki Temple in Badampudi village. The patient Bhaskara Reddy died on the spot and his wife Gangavathi was taken to the government hospital at Tadepalligudem where she succumbed.
The four others, including ambulance driver Shaik Ashadullah, were injured. While the driver was admitted in Ashram Hospital the other three injured were admitted in a private hospital at Eluru. Chebrolu police registered a case.
Medical and health minister Kamineni Srinivas enquired about the accident and ordered officials to rush the victims to the nearest hospital for the better treatment.