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Behrampore: Two youths died and one is hospitalised with critical injuries following a motorcycle-lorry accident at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district.

The accident occurred around 10 pm on Wednesday night at Amritpur under Sagardighi police station jurisdiction. Mantu Sheikh, Akhtarul Sheikh, and Hasan Sheikh ~ members of the same family ~ were returning to their house at Kabilpur village on a motorcycle.

At Amritpur, they tried to overtake a stone carrying lorry. It was then that the motorcycle was hit by the rear wheel of the lorry and the three of them were flung onto the road.

Akhtarul died on the spot; Mantu and Hasan were rushed to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. Mantu too passed away this morning while Hasan is battling for life.

Police have confiscated the killer lorry but the driver and the conductor are still at large.