Four Charred to Death in Fiery Truck Collision in Madhya Pradesh

At least four individuals, including a woman and a child, perished in a fire resulting from a truck collision in Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh. The accident involved two trucks carrying inflammable cargo. The bodies were extricated using gas cutters, and an investigation is ongoing to identify the victims and determine the cause of the accident.


PTI | Rewa | Updated: 08-06-2024 20:50 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 20:50 IST
Four Charred to Death in Fiery Truck Collision in Madhya Pradesh
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At least four persons, including a woman and a child, were charred to death on Saturday evening when two trucks collided in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, police reported.

The incident involved trucks carrying highly inflammable cargo, leading to a devastating fire on a bypass around 10 km from the district headquarters, according to Rewa range Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Saket Pandey.

The gruesome scene necessitated the use of gas cutters to extricate the bodies from the mangled and burnt vehicles. Among the victims were a truck driver, a cleaner, a local woman, and her 10-year-old child, all of whom succumbed to the inferno, he said.

Preliminary investigations suggest one of the drivers jumped out as his vehicle's brakes failed before the impact.

''A search is on to nab the driver,'' the DIG stated.

The authorities have launched an investigation to identify the deceased and uncover further details surrounding the tragic incident.

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