Updated June 8th, 2024 at 21:15 IST

MP: 4 Charred to Death in Fire After Collision Between Two Trucks in Rewa District

Four including a woman and a child, were charred to death on Saturday evening in a fire after two trucks collided in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh

MP: 4 charred to death in fire after collision between two trucks | Image:PTI/representative
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Rewa: At least four persons, including a woman and a child, were charred to death on Saturday evening in a fire after two trucks collided in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, police said.

The two trucks were carrying highly inflammable cargo when they collided on a bypass, about 10 km off the district headquarters, Rewa range Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Saket Pandey told PTI.

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The grim scene required the use of gas cutters to extract the bodies from the mangled and gutted vehicles. Among the victims were a truck driver and cleaner, along with a local woman and her 10-year-old child, who succumbed to the flames, he said.

According to initial findings, one of the drivers leapt out from his vehicle when its brakes failed before the collision.

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"A search is on to nab the driver," the DIG said.

The investigation into the incident is going on, as authorities are trying to identify the deceased persons and their ages. 

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Published June 8th, 2024 at 21:15 IST