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Fire breaks out after tanker-truck collision in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur; 9 dead

By Jasleen Kaur -- May 20, 2022 1:26 pm -- Updated:May 20, 2022 1:26 pm

Chandrapur, May 20: Nine persons were charred to death after a fire broke out during a collision between a diesel-laden tanker and a truck carrying wood on the outskirts of Chandrapur city of Maharashtra, the police said on Friday.

The accident took place around 10.30 pm on Chandrapur-Mul Road on late Thursday evening, he said. “A tanker loaded with diesel collided with a truck transporting logs of wood close to Ajaypur near Chandrapur city. After the accident, a fire broke out in which nine persons were charred to death on the spot,” Chandrapur’s Sub Divisional Police Officer, Sudhir Nandanwar, said.

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The bodies of the victims were later taken to Chandrapur hospital, Further details are awaited.

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-PTC News with agency inputs 

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