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Truck bursts into flames after collision with tractor on Rajasthan highway

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The truck driver and another person who was inside the vehicle managed to jump out and save their lives before the truck caught on fire. 

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 12, 2022 02:46 IST

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The truck caught on fire after it collided with a tractor (India Today photo)

By India Today Web Desk: A truck overturned and burst into flames after it collided with a tractor on the Balotra-Pachpadra highway in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. The truck driver and another person who was inside the vehicle managed to jump out and save their lives before the truck caught on fire.

Sources told India Today that a truck filled with tiles and a tractor carrying cement bags collided head-on on the highway at around 5:30 pm on Sunday.

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The fire brigade was called to extinguish the fire from the accident. After working for about one hour, the fire was brought under control.

The accident caused a traffic jam and hundreds of vehicles were stuck on the highway for an hour until the fire was extinguished.

Several such accidents have been reported on the highway going from Balotra to Jodhpur where vehicles burst into flames after a collision.

(With input from Dinesh Bohra in Rajasthan)

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