A truck laden with gas-cylinders crashed into a truck stationed outside a factory on GT road Mehdigunj, SHO Mirzamurad, Dharamveer Yadav said.
A 25-year-old helper, Saroj, was stuck in the truck filled with cylinders. When people tried to rescue him using a gas-cutter, the vehicles caught fire and he was burnt alive, police said.
It took four hours to control the fire which badly affected the traffic on the road, a fire-brigade officer said. The truck driver fled from the spot, they said.