Puri, April 1: A tractor driver was killed as a tyre of the vehicle exploded during inflating of it in Puri district, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place near Atharanala area in the district. The deceased has been identified as Akhay Jena of Krupasagarpatana area under Sadar police limits.
The tragic incident happened when the air was being inflated into the tyre. Police reached the spot being informed about the incident and launched a probe.