Two road accidents in the district on Saturday claimed two lives.

The dead were identified as Febin Razi, 17, of Ponnyam, near Thalassery, and M.P. Haridas, 63, of Kuttikkol, near Taliparamba.

The body of Haridas, an ex-serviceman, was found on the Kuttikkol-Vadakkancheri road, near Taliparamba, early on Saturday.

The police said he was suspected to have been crushed under a speeding vehicle. They said he had left for his eldest son's house nearby on Friday night.

The body was taken to Pariyaram Medical College Hospital for the post-mortem examination.

Febin Razi, a Plus Two student, was killed when a private bus knocked down the motorcycle he was riding at Thalassery at around 7 a.m.

His friend, Muhammad Muhasin, 17, who was riding pillion, was seriously injured.

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