Two killed as drunk driver runs over people in Sikkim

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Gangtok, Nov 1 (PTI) Two persons were killed and three others injured after they were hit by a speeding vehicle near Ranipool Bazar in East Sikkim on Sunday, police said.

The speeding vehicle first hit three persons near 6th Mile before fatally knocking down two more persons near Ranipool Bazar, they said.

The driver of the utility vehicle was arrested and booked on charges of rash driving.

He was in an inebriated condition, police said, adding that the vehicle was seized.

The deceased were identified as RK Mukhia (77) and Umer SK (42).

The injured persons were admitted to a hospital, police said. PTI KDK SBN SOM SOM