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Two killed in road accident

Mau: Two persons were killed today when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a speeding truck on the Varanasi-Gorakhpur state highway here.

Deputy SP Ravindra Kumar Singh said the deceased have been identified as Rahul and Munna.

“The youth fell from their motorcycle after being hit and were run over by the truck. The driver is yet to be arrested,” he said.

Following the incident, locals staged a protest and alleged that the victims could have been saved if the police had reached the spot on time.

“Once a police team reached the spot, the residents vented their anger. They damaged a police vehicle and resorted to stone pelting,” Singh said.

—PTI