Two persons died on the spot when a speeding car reportedly knocked them down near Puduchatram on the Namakkal to Salem national highway on Sunday evening.

Police said that Jayaram (38) and Kolandaivelu (48) of Pothanur village near Paramathi Velur were crossing the highway when the accident took place.

The bodies were sent to Namakkal Government Hospital for post mortem. Namakkal DSP Velan rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigations.

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