Two persons were killed in an accident involving a private bus and a motorcycle near here on Saturday.

The police said the deceased were identified as K. Mahendra Prabhu (30), a car driver of Lakkapuram and his friend N. Sathish (29), a painter.

They were returning home from Erode with Mahendra Prabhu riding the motorcycle when the accident took place near Manickavasam colony at Solar. The bus proceeding from Vellakovil to Erode hit the two-wheeler. The duo fell off the vehicle and died on the spot.

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