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Howrah: TWO persons died and one suffered injuries after a reckless lorry hit their motorbike at Balitikuri in Howrah in the wee hours today.

The deceased include a teenage boy and the friend of his father, who hailed from Belgachia C Road in North 24-Parganas. The boy’s father has been injured.

Police said that Prashanta Ghosh, his son Tushan Ghosh, and a friend, were driving back home on a motorbike after attending an invitation in Howrah. It was past midnight and Prashanta was driving the bike at slow speed.

As they were passing through Kona Check Post at Balitikuri, a speeding lorry suddenly hit the motorbike from behind. The bike was flung a few metres away on the road.

Cops from Kona Check Post rushed the three to a nearby government hospital; Tushan and his dad’s friend were declared dead on arrival. Prashanta Ghosh was admitted for injuries, but he is stable.

After hitting the motorbike, the killer lorry sped away. Police are trying to identify and nab the lorry by scanning footage from CCTV cameras installed at road junctions before and after the accident spot.