Kendrapara, Feb 15: Driver of a truck died after coming in contact with an 11-kv live wire at Tarapada village in Mahakalpada in the district today.
The deceased has been identified as Prabhat Sethi of Baraj village.
According to sources, while Prabhat was on his way with the sand-laden truck to the Tarapada village, the upper part of the vehicle got struck in the overhead electric cable. Later, Prabhat climbed on the truck to free the truck from the wire when he got electrocuted.
Locals reached to the spot and rescued him disconnecting power supply.
He was rushed to the local hospital and later was shifted to the Kendrapara district headquarters hospital where attending doctors declared him brought dead.