Narrow escape for driver as waste-laden truck catches fire on NH-55

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Angul: The driver of a waste-laden truck had a narrow escape after the moving vehicle caught fire on NH-55 near Panchamahal in Angul district.

The vehicle was completely damaged in the fire but the driver was unharmed in the incident.

According to reports, the hazardous waste-laden truck caught fire while it was en route to Angul from Sambalpur. However, the driver managed to stop the truck and alighted from the vehicle safely.

On being informed, fire brigade officials rushed to the spot and doused the flames. The exact reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, the fire service personnel said.

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