Bhadrak: A speeding truck plunged into a pond near Bhandaripokhari Chhak on National Highway 16 after hitting several vehicles at many places in Bhadrak district today.
Sources said that the ill-fated truck had rammed into many vehicles at many locations on the NH while coming from Cuttack.
However, the vehicle fell into a waterbody after the driver lost control over it near Bhandaripokhari Chhak.
The front portion of the truck completely submerged into the water. The driver reportedly fled from the area after the incident.
Two firefighters rushed to the spot to fish out the vehicle from water. During the period, the vehicular traffic was disrupted for over 3 hours on the highway.