Two men died in an accident on Velachery Main Road in Pallikaranai on Saturday morning after a concrete mixer lorry collided with the motorcycles they were travelling on.

One person survived the accident with minor injuries.

St. Thomas Mount traffic police identified the deceased as Umapathy (40), a resident of Chittibabu Street, Puthu Perungalathur, who works in a private firm in Velachery, and Anand (22), a resident of TNHB Colony in Chitlapakkam who was a supervisor at a garment shop in Velachery. The accident took place around 9.15 a.m. when Umapathy and Dhanasekar (30), a security officer from Chitlapakkam who was travelling on another two-wheeler with Anand riding pillion, were on the Velachery Main Road.

When the two motorcyclists were near the Government Higher Secondary School in Pallikaranai the speeding lorry rammed into the vehicle, killing Umapathy and Anand.

Dhanasekar sustained minor injuries on his legs. He was rushed to a nearby private hospital by passersby.

Traffic police arrested Sanjay Gandhi (25) from Aruppukottai, driver of the lorry, sources said.

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