Dhenkanal: A hyva truck driver was burnt alive with the vehicle in the wake of contact with a 33 kv electric line close to the detour chhak in Dhenkanal today.

The perished, identified as Sudam Rout of Ghodadiyan in Odagaon, passed on the spot.

The episode happened when the hyva truck unloading stone chips in the premises of the Homeopathy and Ayurvedic area office for work, the bed of the vehicle interacted with the high voltage electric wire prompting electric shock.

Abhinab Dalua, IIC at Dhenkanal Town police station, said, “We rushed to the spot immediately after getting the information. As the truck caught fire after touching the live wire, we brought a fire brigade to douse the blaze.”

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