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03 March 2019


Sambalpur: A container truck on Sunday rammed into the railway track along the Sambalpur-Burla road affecting the train services between Sambalpur and Hirakud railway stations.

The driver of the vehicle lost control while an SUV overtook it from the right. Seconds laters, the heavy truck rammed into the railway track near Laxmidunguri area. The vehicle was on its way from Nagpur to Kolkata.

A major accident was averted as no train was running on the route when the mishap occurred. The truck has obstructed the train line and railway authorities have reached the spot to clear the track.