9 Killed In Fire After Tanker-Truck Collision in Maharashtra's Chandrapur

The accident occurred on Thursday around 10.30 pm on Chandrapur-Mul Road, a police officer said

9 Killed In Fire After Tanker-Truck Collision in Maharashtra's Chandrapur

The tanker was carrying diesel and the truck was transporting logs. (Representational)

Chandrapur (Maharashtra):

Nine persons were charred to death in a fire that broke out after a collision between a diesel-laden tanker and a truck carrying wood on the outskirts of Chandrapur city of Maharashtra, a police officer said today.

The accident occurred on Thursday around 10.30 pm on Chandrapur-Mul Road, 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.

Sources in the forest department said the fire brigade personnel reached Ajaypur about an hour after the accident and the blaze was brought under control a few hours later.

The bodies of the victims were later taken to Chandrapur hospital, Mr Nandanwar said.

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