Two persons were killed when a coal-laden truck hit their motorcycle at Salanpur near Asansol in Burdwan district on Thursday.

“Manab Mukherjee (35) and Gopinath Datta (32) died on the spot. Angry locals then set fire to the truck and also damaged a police vehicle. They also blocked a road,” Additional Superintendent of Police Prasun Bandopadhyay said.

The truck driver fled the spot after the accident, he said.