Driver dies as two trucks catch fire after head-on collision

Baripada: In an unfortunate incident, a truck driver was killed when two trucks caught fire after a head-on collision on National Highway 49 under Bangiriposi police station area in Mayurbhanj district on Saturday night.

Two fire tenders team reached the spot after local villagers informed about the incident and brought the inferno under control.

Bangiriposi police seized the body of the deceased and the vehicles. The helper has gone missing after the accident.

The identity of the dead has not yet been ascertained, police said adding efforts are on to trace his identity.