Two men were killed when a speeding truck hit their auto-rickshaw at Maurice Nagar here on Thursday. The truck driver has been arrested.

The deceased have been identified as 30-year-old Vishal Gupta, a native of Bihar, and Vijay Verma, the auto driver.

Vishal, who lived in a rented house in Mukherjee Nagar, had boarded the auto-rickshaw to Sarai Rohilla railway station in the early hours of Thursday. When the auto reached a traffic signal near Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, the truck going towards Kingsway Camp hit the auto-rickshaw.

A passerby who spotted the badly damaged auto-rickshaw made a call to the police control room.

The injured duo was then rushed to Sushruta Trauma Centre where they were declared brought dead.

The truck driver, Rahim, was arrested at the spot.

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