Two persons were killed in an accident near Willingdon Island here on Friday morning.

Joseph Niju, 25, and Heby, 30, both residents of Mundamveli, were killed when the motorbike they were travelling on collided with a lorry coming from the opposite direction along the route from the BOT bridge to Kundannoor. Police said both the men, who were tile workers, were heading for work around 7.30 a.m. when the accident occurred.

Their bodies went underneath the lorry and both lost their lives before they could be taken to a hospital.

Driver escapes

The lorry also fell on its side as the driver tried to avoid hitting them. The driver escaped from the scene and is absconding.

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