A total of 12 trucks were set ablaze by a mob after a man was run over and killed, official sources said on Tuesday.
A sop owner was run over by a speeding truck near the collectorate in Lakhisarai on Monday night which led hundreds of enraged locals to block the road and set the vehicles on fire.
Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot but the trucks were badly damaged by the time the flames could be doused, the sources said.
District Magistrate Narsingh Upadhyay and Superintendent of Police SP Shukla, who had rushed to the scene, faced the fury of the crowd who hurled stones at them. However, none were injured.
The two persuaded the people to lift the roadblock.