Koraput, May 19: The driver of a LPG laden tanker was killed after the vehicle lost outs balance and fell into a 30m deep gorge at Jeypore ghat in the district today.
Sources said that the tanker was travelling from Vishakhapatnam to Raipur when the driver lost his control over the wheels and the tanker fell into a 30m deep gorge at Jeypore Ghat near NH 26. The driver of the vehicle succumbed to the injuries at the spot while another person reportedly sitting in the vehicle sustained injuries.
The Local police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot to rescue the tanker.
However, there was a temporary halt in movement of the vehicle on NH 26 following the gas leakage.