Stationary truck catches fire on NH-143

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Sundergarh: A stationary truck reportedly caught on fire on the NH-143 near Madhupur village in Sundergarh district triggering panic among the passersby.

According to sources, the incident occurred today when the driver of the vehicle had parked the truck on the roadside. However, a fire broke out in the rear of the vehicle all of a sudden.

Locals also said that the smoke could be seen billowing out of the vehicle from a long distance. Vehicular traffic was disrupted due to the incident as hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on the highway.

On being informed, fire department personnel reached the spot and doused the flames. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, officials said.

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