Three students, who were on their way to write the SSC open examination on a motorcycle, met a tragic end when an unidentified vehicle, suspected to be a lorry, knocked them down near Thallada on Wednesday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Veeraiah, Vinod and Venkata Krishnaiah of Dammapeta and Sattupalli mandals. They had been working as operators at a fuel station in Miryalaguda town of Nalgonda district.

The trio were proceeding towards Thallada on a motorcycle from Miryalaguda when the tragedy struck them.