Man killed as petrol tanker crashes into tree in Balangir

Titlagarh: A person died in a road accident on NH 26 near Piplut village under Saintala block of Balangir district of Odisha at 5.30 am today.

According to sources, a petrol tanker was heading to Sambalpur from Boriguda, however it crashed into a roadside tree as driver, who has been identified as Pradip Kumar Barik, lost balance of the wheels of the vehicle.

The helper, Basant Kumar Majhi, a resident of Angul died on the spot due to the road mishap.

After being intimated, police reached the spot immediately, seized the vehicle and detained the driver for interrogation.

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