Coal-laden truck catches fire in Jharsuguda

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Jharsuguda: The driver and the helper of a coal-laden truck had a narrow escape after the moving vehicle caught fire at Lakhanpur in Jharsuguda last night.

The vehicle, that was reportedly engaged in transporting coal at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), was completely damaged in the fire but the vehicle operators were unharmed in the incident.

According to reports, the vehicle came in contact with a live electric wire and caught fire. Soon after the driver managed to stop the truck and got down from the vehicle safely along with the helper.

On being informed, fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames.

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