In a ghastly road mishap two persons - a driver and a cleaner - were burnt to death when two lorries collided on Thursday evening on the Poothalapattu-Naidupeta National Highway near Chandragiri of Chittoor district.

Two lorries - one carrying a load of cool drinks and another carrying an iron load rammed into each other. Due to the impact of the collision, the vehicles caught fire killing the driver and cleaner of one of the lorries. They are yet to be identified.

The fire tenders were rushed to the spot to put out the flames. Due to the accident, there was a traffic holdup for over several kilo metres.