QAZIGUND — An unidentified truck driver was charred to death after his truck caught fire as it came in contact with a high-voltage electric wire at Shampora area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday night, an official said.
“A truck (PB29X-4153) on reaching Shampora area of Qazigund came in contact with a high-voltage wire near an electric transformer,” a police officer told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
He said the driver was electrocuted eventually before the truck caught fire.
Later, the Fire and Emergency Services personnel rushed to the scene on receiving the information and extinguished the fire.
However, the vehicle was gutted and the driver was charred to death. “We have not yet identified the truck driver. We will inform his family once we will identify him,” said the police officer.
The truck driver’s body has been sent to Emergency Hospital Qazigund for postmortem by the police.