Two persons were killed when a speeding truck ran over them after they fell off their motorcycle in Maharashtra's Nagpur district on Tuesday, police said.
The incident took place at Kodegaon village on Khapa-Saoner road around 3.30 pm, an official said.
The victims Lokesh Dhanraj Gharat, 21, and Aditya Satyapal Kanojia, 17, were heading towards Khapa from Saoner on a motorcycle, he said.
In order to avoid getting hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction, brakes were applied by the motorcyclist and the two-wheeler skidded, the official said.
The duo fell and were crushed by the truck, he said, adding that the victims were rushed to a hospital, where they were declared dead.
An offence under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Motor Vehicles Act was registered by Khapa police.
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