Paradip truck mishap: Body of missing driver recovered

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Paradip: Two days after a truck fell off a bridge into Mahanadi river near Bhutamundai on Paradip-Chandikhole National Highway, the body of the driver was recovered on Tuesday.

The rescue teams recovered the body of the driver, identified as Ajit Mandal, from the truck cabin. While the truck still remained sank in the river, the helper of the truck is still missing.

According to sources, the truck was returning to Chandikhole from Paradip after unloading cargo when the driver lost control over the wheels and the vehicle hit the left railing of the bridge and fell into the river.

The fire fighters and a team of ODRAF today traced the truck and the body of the deceased driver, a resident of Udayabat. The rescue teams were trying to bring the truck to the shore till the last report came in.

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