Three young men died and two others were hospitalised when a speeding lorry slammed into a roadside tree near Gollahalli village on the Doddaballapur-Gouribidanur Main Road in Doddaballapur late on Thursday night.

Doddaballapur Rural police identified the deceased as lorry driver Sriram (28) of Palana Joganahalli, Narayana Swmay (28) and Nagaraju (26) of Hanumanthapura near Doddaballapur. The injured are Durgaiah (50) and Manjunath (40).

The police attributed the accident to rash driving.

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