Special Correspondent

KURNOOL: In a ghastly road accident, 12 persons were killed on the spot when two vehicles collided near Panyam on the National Highway no. 18 in Kurnool district on Tuesday. All the victims hailing from Nandyal were in the age group of 18-25 years. They were on a picnic to Belum Caves.

According to reports, the two vehicles — a Scorpio and a Maruti Omni — collided head-on killing all the passengers in the Omni. The five passengers in the Scorpio sustained injuries.

A group of youngsters from Saraswathi Nagar in Nandyal town set out in the Maruti van for Belum Caves to enjoy the day after the Ramzan festival.