Etawah: Two people were burnt to death after the tanker in which they were travelling caught fire after colliding with another vehicle on Agra-Kanpur national highway here on Saturday.

The tanker, loaded with bitumen, was on its way from Mathura to Varanasi when it collided with another vehicle near Jaswant Nagar and caught fire, police said.

While the driver jumped to safety, two persons sleeping in the cabin died.

Fire tenders took over three hours to control the blaze.