Palakkad: Three youths were killed when they were hit by the Coimbatore-Managlore passenger train at Kanjikode near here Thursday morning, police said.
The mishap occurred at 9 am, the sources said. The deceased have been identified as James, Satheesh and Pradeep, who were neighbours.
The youths had gone near the railway tracks on hearing a rumour that the body of a person was found on tracks in the early morning.
They could not hear the sound of the train nearing as it was raining heavily, the sources said.