Running truck goes up in flames in Keonjhar, driver escapes

Anandpur: Panic prevailed for a while on National Highway-20 near Shailang overbridge in Keonjhar district last night after a running 12-wheeler truck caught fire.

The incident took place late in the night while the truck laden with iron-ore was en-route to Ghasipura to deliver the consignment and an electric short circuit occurred in the engine.

As a spark erupted from the technical snag caught an LPG gas cylinder kept inside the truck it went up in massive flames and reduced to ashes in a fraction of minutes.

Getting intimation, fire brigade teams from Ghasipura rushed to the spot and doused the flames.

Police have seized the burnt truck after reaching the spot and launched a manhunt to nab the absconding driver.

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