Sindhanur (Raichur dist), April 11: Twelve people were killed, 11 of them on the spot, in a head-on collision between a lorry and an ambulance near Dadesugur in the taluk in the wee hours of Tuesday. Gangamma, another victim, died during treatment at a hospital in Bellary.
The victims, labourers from Kudlur and Hattikuni in Yadgir taluk, were working in Bangalore.
They were transporting the body of Ningappa, who had died of an illness, in an ambulance to his native village when the accident occurred.
The dead are Sabamma Siddappa, 40, Doddamahadevappa Ramaiah, 55, Kamalamma Doddamahadevappa, 50, Vijaya Mallappa Doddamani, 20, Sanna Mahadevappa Ramaiah, 40, Mallappa Ningappa, 25, Hanumantha Ningappa, 3, Marilingappa Sabanna Hunasagi (Yadgir) and Sriram Siddappa, 3.
The bodies were so badly mutilated that the relatives found it difficult to identify them.
Ambulance driver Manju Rachappa and Hanmantha Bhimappa, who suffered grievous injuries, were shifted from Sindhanur hospital to VIMS Hospital in Bellary.
Superintendent of Police S B Bisnalli, DySP Veeresh Belavadi and others visited the spot.