Two persons were killed on the spot and 15 injured, one of them seriously, when a chicken-laden lorry collided with a state transport corporation bus at Pandikkad in Malappuram district early on Wednesday morning, police said.
The deceased were identified as the driver and cleaner of the lorry.
Police said the mishap occurred when the lorry driver lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the bus at around 3.00 AM.
The lorry was proceeding from Mannarkad in Malappuram district to Kannur and the bus was going to Bengaluru from Pala near Kottayam.
The injured have been hospitalised.