Two people were killed in a collision between a tractor-trolley and a truck on the Lucknow- Bahraich highway here, police said on Thursday. The accident took place on Wednesday night near Khilafatpur, they said.
The truck hit the rear of the sugarcane-laden tractor-trolley, which was on its way to a sugar mill. The tractor-trolley overturned due to the collision, said Fakharpur Station House Officer (SHO), S P Tripathi.
Madhavraj Yadav (45) and Ram Kumar (22), who were trapped under the tractor-trolley, suffered serious injuries, the SHO said, adding they were rushed to hospital where doctors declared them dead.
The bodies were sent for post-mortem, he added.