Chitradurga: Three people were killed when an ambulance carrying a body to Tamil Nadu rammed into a truck parked on the national highway in Chitradurga Rural police station limits of the district on Thursday.
The deceased have been identified as 72-year-old Kanakamani and 17-year-old Akash. The identity of the driver who also succumbed is yet to be ascertained. The injured — Jnanashekar and Mouli Rajan — have been shifted to the Chitradurga district government hospital.
According to police, the incident occurred near Mallapura village on the national highway. The ambulance, bearing the registration number of Bikaner in Rajasthan, was carrying a body from Ahmedabad to Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.
The front portion of the ambulance was totally mangled in the crash.
More details are awaited.