Rice-laden truck overturns in Balasore, locals gather to loot


Balasore: Chaos erupted on National Highway-16 after a rice-laden mini truck overturned on Bahanga overbridge of NH-16 near Soro in Balasore district today.

As per sources, the vehicle was en route to West Bengal to deliver the food grain. The driver lost control of over the wheels on the overbridge and the vehicle turned turtle.

However, the mishap turned into a bizarre incident after scores of locals allegedly looted rice from the mangled mini truck. The large group of rice-gathering locals blocked the highway affecting traffic movement.

Reportedly, police have detained the truck driver on charges of illegal transportation of rice.

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