Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Two youths were killed on their way back from pilgrimage to Malayattoor, when the bike they rode rammed a lorry parked on the side of the National Highway at Chalikkavattom at 4.30 a.m. on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Alan Sabu, 18, Pandavath, Pandikudy, and Jaymon James, 18, Thalikassery Veedu, Thoppumpady. The former was a B.Tech student at KMEA Engineering College here and latter a B.Sc. nursing student in Bangalore. Both suffered serious injuries as the metal rods protruding from the truck pierced into their bodies.

Auto driver killed

In another accident involving an autorickshaw and a motorbike at Vytilla on Friday night, one person was killed. The dead identified as Dhanesh, 24, of Arakkaparambil House, Kakkanad, was driving the auto.