Moving container truck catches fire on NH in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Bangiriposhi: The driver of a container truck escaped narrowly after the moving vehicle caught fire at Dwarasuni Ghat on the National Highway-49 here in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district this morning.

According to reports, the fire broke out in the moving truck that was en route to Mumbai from Kolkata with iron goods while it was ascending the Dwarasuni Ghat near Bangiriposhi.

However, the driver of the container Birpal Goswami, aged about 32 years, managed to get out of the vehicle to save his life.

On receiving information, Bangiriposhi police and firefighters reached the incident site and doused the fire. During the period, thousands of passenger buses and goods trucks were stranded on the dangerous ghat road for over one hour.

The preliminary investigation suggested that the fire erupted in the container due to a short circuit.

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