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Truck carrying chemicals catches fire, three charred to death


Team Udayavani, Mar 21, 2021, 7:27 PM IST

Bengaluru: As many as three persons were charred to death after a truck in which they were traveling caught fire near Goravanahalli of Arkalgud Taluk in Hassan district on Sunday, March 21.

The deceased have been identified as Puttaraju (42) the driver of the truck, Pramod(18) cleaner, and Paramesh(35) a labourer from the same village.

The incident took place when the truck transporting chemical bags from Mysuru to a textile factory in Hassan.

According to the police, the driver of the truck lost control over the vehicle while negotiating the curve and overturned it.

The trio was gutted before the arrival of firefighters to the spot. Arkalgud police have visited the spot and removed the mortal remains from the bottom of the chemical bags and shifted them to the mortuary at Taluk hospital Arkalgud.

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