Two persons were killed on the spot after the motorbike they were travelling on collided head-on with a truck coming from opposite direction at Thakre along the Prithvi Highway in Dhading district, on Thursday afternoon.

According to Area Police Office, Khanikhola, 60-year-old Balram Adhikari and his 30-year-old son Suresh Adhikari, a medical doctor, died on the spot after colliding with the truck.

Locals said, the motorcycle immediately caught fire after the accident.

Road accidents are common in Nepal due to poor implementation of traffic rules, pathetic road conditions, negligence on part of the drivers and motorists, and lack of road safety awareness, among other causes.