Mukkam: Two persons were killed in a road mishap when the two-wheeler lost control and was run over by a speeding tipper lorry near Mukkam on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Vishnu (23), a native of Kavanoor in Malappuram and Makbul (51), a native of West Bengal.
The accident occurred on the Koyilandy–Edavanna state highway at Odatheruvu around 8.30 am. In an attempt to overtake the tipper lorry, the two-wheeler hit the lorry and was run over by the rear wheels of the vehicle. After the incident, the tipper lorry fled from the scene.
Vishnu and Makbul died on the spot. Mukkam police and fire force were engaged in rescue operation. Police later took the tipper and Nisamudhin, the driver of the lorry, into custody.