Coal-laden truck catches fire on NH-353

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Nuapada: The driver and the helper of a coal-laden truck had a narrow escape after the moving vehicle caught fire on NH-353 near Kharia area in Nuapada district late last night.

The vehicle was completely damaged in the fire but the vehicle operators were unharmed in the incident.

According to reports, the mishap occurred late last night when the engine of the truck caught fire. However, the driver managed to stop the truck and alighted from the vehicle safely along with the helper.

On intimation, fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames. The exact reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, the fire service personnel said.

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