4 persons charred to death as oil tanker explodes in Odisha’s Nayagarh

Nayagarh, 11/6:At least four persons were charred to death and another received serious burn injuries when an oil tanker exploded after falling off a bridge in Odisha’s Nayagarh district, about 100 km from here, police said on Saturday.



The oil tanker was on its way from Paradip to Sambalpur when it hit the Bada Pandusara bridge’s crash barrier as the driver lost control over the vehicle. It fell off the bridge over river Kusumi. The incident took place at around 1:45 am, the police said. Sometime after the tanker fell off the bridge, it exploded, they said.


The deceased persons were identified as driver Sameer Nayak, helper Pankaj Nayak, Dipu Khatua and Chandan Khatua (two local people who had gone to rescue them).

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