Two software engineers, employees of McAfee in Bangalore, died on the spot and five persons were injured in a road accident near Ramasagar Gate near Arsikere at around 3 a.m. on Saturday.
The dead have been identified as Arjun Narayanaswamy (25) of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and Prasanna Kunche (26) of Chennai.
According to Arsikere Rural police, six friends and a driver were going from Bangalore to Jog falls in Shimoga district when the accident occurred.
Negotiating a curve
Shabareesh, the driver, lost control of the sports utility vehicle while negotiating a curve near Ramasagar Gate as a result of which the vehicle overturned killing two persons on the spot.
Shivagunavanth, Shabareesh, Munesh, Mulachand and Vikash were injured.
The post-mortem of the two dead persons was conducted at the government hospital in Arsikere.
Arsikere Rural police have registered a case.