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Oil tanker catches fire; driver, helper injured

30/08/2019 at 1:52 PM

Khurda: A driver and helper of an oil tanker sustained critical burn injuries after the tanker accidentally caught fire on NH-16 near Tangi bypass late on Thursday night.

The truck was on its way to Berhampur from Paradip when it caught fire after hitting a vehicle near Tangi bypass.

The fire engulfed the tanker leaving both driver and helper critically injured.

On receiving information, Tangi fire tenders rushed to spot and doused the flames while both injured have been admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Local police also started an investigation into the mishap, sources said.

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