Bantwal: In a road mishap two persons from the same family were killed at Sathikallu near Gadiyar here on December 2.
The deceased have been identified as Shafiq (24) and Ashiq (27), sons of Puttakka, both residents of Kalladka.
According to sources Shafiq and Ashiq were on their way to Mangaluru from Uppinangady, when they reached near Sathikallu. a sand laden truck plying towards Bengaluru collided head-on into their bike killing them on the spot.
The reckless driving of the truck driver is said to be the reason for the accident. As soon as the accident took place the driver fled from the spot. The bodies of the victims were shifted to a hospital in Bantwal. A case has been registered in the Puttur Traffic police station.