The president of the Athiyanoor panchayat, T. Valsalan, and panchayat member Joe J. Victor were killed when their motorbike collided with a public transport bus near Aralanmoodu at 4.45 p.m. on Monday.

The police said the accident occurred some distance away from the panchayat office. A Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus rammed the motorbike, which lost control and got hit by another bus. The police booked the bus driver on charge of rash and negligent driving.