Two people were killed in a road accident when they were knocked down from their moped by a speeding truck on Wednesday. Tiruchengode Rural Police who registered a case and are investigating said that Iyavu (40) of Machampalayam was riding the moped on the Namakkal to Erode State Highway with his wife Poomathi seated as the pillion rider.

“They were on their way to Kutikapalayam to attend a condolence when the truck knocked them down from their vehicle. Iyavu died on the spot. Poomathi who suffered serious injuries was rushed to a private hospital near Tiruchengode where she died shortly. Their bodies were taken to the Tiruchenogde Government Hospital for post-mortem.