GUNTUR: Three youths hailing from Nidubrolu (Ponnur) died on the spot when a milk tanker hit them at Kunchenavaripalem in Guntur district on Friday afternoon.

The youths identified as Chintala Rajesh, 20, Katti Rajesh, 23, Yapati Sunil Babu, 25, were travelling on a motorcycle from Nidubrolu to Cherukupalli to visit their relatives on Christmas day.

As soon as they neared the Chandole bridge, a milk tanker coming in the opposite direction on NH-214 hit them killing them on the spot, sub-inspector G. Sridhar said. Tanker driver was absconding.