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Four burnt alive as oil tanker falls off bridge, explodes in Nayagarh

11/06/2022 at 8:46 AM

Nayagarh, June 11: In an unfortunate incident, at least four persons were charred to death after an oil tanker fell off a bridge and caught fire in the Itamati locality of Nayagarh district late last night.

The deceased have been identified as Bari, Sameer, Raghu, and Deepak of Sanapandusara village under Itamati police limits.

Reportedly, the oil tanker was en-route to Nayagarh from Paradip when the driver lost control on the wheels and the vehicle fell off the Badapandusara Bridge under Itamati police limits at around 2 am and suddenly caught fire following an explosion.

On getting information, the local firefighters along with the police rushed to the spot and doused the flame.

The officials also rescued the injured persons and rushed them to a nearby hospital where two of them were declared brought dead while two others succumbed to their injuries during treatment.

Further investigation into the matter is underway, said a police official.

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