Two persons were killed and five injured when a State Transport Corporation bus knocked down a cyclist and ploughed into a group of commuters waiting at a bus stop at Inam Samayapuram on the Tiruchi-Chennai National Highway here on Thursday. The bus was proceeding towards Tiruchi from Konalai when the accident took place. The driver of the bus was said to have swerved to avoid hitting the cyclist, Angamathu (49) of Inam Samayapuram, and in the process lost control . The bus hit persons waiting on the bus stop. Lakshmi (35), also of Inam Samayapuram, and five others were injured. Injured were rushed to the hospital. Lakshmi and Angamuthu were pronounced dead on arrival.