Dhenkanal: The driver of a Hyva truck was charred to death after it rammed into another Hyva truck near Jadapal village under Kamakhyanagar police limits in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.
Reportedly, the ash-laden Hyva truck was on its way from BRG Iron & Steel Plant at Kantabania to the road expansion site on National Highway 53 in Kamakhyanagar when it rammed into another stationary Hyva truck.
The accident was so severe that the rear-ended Hyva truck caught fire immediately. As a result, the driver was unable to get out and was burned alive inside the vehicle. Seeing this, some locals immediately reported it to the fire brigade.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and contained the blaze. Later, Kamakhyanagar police reached the spot and started further investigation into the matter.