Two persons were killed and three others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in Kanyakumari district on Saturday.

Ramachandran (30) of Pottalkulam, going towards Kanyakumari with his friends Jebin (26), Bakeerathan (24) and Sujin Raja (24) in a motorcycle. It hit an election campaign autorickshaw from behind at Pazhathottam after the auto driver applied brakes suddenly. All of them were rushed to hospital but Ramachandran succumbed on the way.

In the other accident, Rajesh (37), son of Thyagarajan of Namakkal, running broiler chicken shops in different parts of the district, was standing by his motorcycle on South Travancore Hindu College Road in Nagercoil. A lorry hit him, killing him on the spot. The body was sent to Kanyakumari Government Medical College Hospital at Asaripallam for post-mortem.

The police have registered cases and are investigating.

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