Two persons were killed when their motorcycle caught fire after colliding with a tractor-trolley on the Lucknow-Delhi national highway here, the police said today.
Arun (20) and Jitesh (45) were returning from Bareilly last night when their motorcycle caught fire after colliding with the tractor-trolley under Faridpur police station area, they said, adding the driver of the tractor-trolley sped away after the incident.
Following the incident, locals rushed to douse the flames. Arun died on the spot while Jitesh was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead, the police said.
An investigation into the incident is underway, they said.
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