A pygmy collector was killed on the spot after a truck ran him over in Thumbe Junction here on Saturday. According to Bantwal Rural police, Sunil Kumar (25), a resident of Moodbidri who was a pygmy collector for a cooperative bank in B.C. Road, was travelling on National Highway 75 towards his place of work around 12.30 p.m., when he lost control of his motorcycle due to the heavy rains. He crashed into the divider of the highway near Thumbe junction, and fell over to the side of oncoming traffic where he was run over by a speeding truck, said a police official.

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