Goods-laden truck gutted on NH 49

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Keonjhar: A goods-laden truck caught fire near Khireitangiri on National Highway 49 under Turumunga police limits in Keonjhar district in the wee hours of Saturday.

However, no casualty was reported in the incident.

While the exact reason of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the police suspected it might have been caused by an electrical short circuit.

According to sources, the goods-laden truck was headed to Mumbai from Kolkata when it suddenly caught fire near Khireitangiri at around 3 am. The driver and the helper of the vehicle managed to save their lives by jumping from the vehicle.

Police along with the fire officials rushed to the spot and doused the flames. Vehicular movement on the busy road was disrupted for a short while following the mishap.

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