Two persons were killed on the spot and six others injured when they were hit by a Tata Indica at Vantumuri Cross on Pune-Bangalore Express Highway near here on Thursday.

The victims have been identified as Kamalappa Lagmappa (21) and Kashavva Sannappa Gundi (35), both residents of Vantamuri. The injured have been admitted to the civil hospital in Belgaum. The police said the driver of the car lost control owing to one of the tyres bursting and hit the people who were waiting for a bus.

A case has been registered at Kakti police station.

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