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Two killed as trucks catch fire after collision in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Khargone (MP) 

Two persons were charred to death when two trucks caught fire after colliding with each other here early this morning, police said.

A coal-laden truck collided head-on with another truck near Gwalu ghat on Indore-Ichhapur road around 5.30 am, Badwah's sub-divisional officer of police Mansingh Thakur said.

Following the collision, both the vehicles caught fire and two persons travelling in the truck carrying coal were charred to death, he said.

The deceased were identified as truck driver (45) and one Jaheruddin (30), both residents of Alwar district in Rajasthan, the official said.

Fire tenders rushed to the spot on getting information about the accident and managed to douse the flames, police said.

The driver of the other truck fled the spot after the incident, Thakur said.

A case was registered in connection with the mishap, he added.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 13:35 IST