Overtaking attempt chars couple to death in Kozhikode
- The petrol tank of the motor cycle exploded on impact leaving little scope for the couple to escape
- The couple were heading for Malappuram to visit their relatives
- Majeesh got his leg trapped in the crash guard of the bike and was burnt to death
A husband and his wife were charred to death after their bike caught fire following an accident in Kozhikode on Sunday night. The deceased is identified as Nivas Majeesh, 29, and Jiji, 24, natives of Chittariparambu in Kannur.
The Yamaha bike, on which the couple was travelling, collided with a lorry while trying to overtake another vehicle. The bike crashed head-on with the speeding truck, and the petrol tank exploded in the impact. After catching fire, the bike was engulfed in flames.
Majeesh was burnt to death after his leg was trapped in the crash guard of the motorcycle. The body of Jiji was found later from a nearby area. Jiji's body was completely charred, and the only items available for identification was her anklets and chain.
The bodies were shifted to Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode.