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Lorry gutted after touching high tension wire

Lorry gutted after touching high tension wire

Mangalore Today News Network

Karkala, March 1, 2016: A lorry carrying beedi leaves was reduced to ashes after it came in contact with high tension wire near Bajagoli petrol station in the early hours of Feb 29, Monday.

Lorry gutted after touching high tension wire

The lorry was transporting tendu leaves, which are used to roll beedis from Chhattisgarh to Nalluru J K Tobacco producers when the incident occurred. The total loss is estimated at Rs 18.50 lac.

The lorries which are overloaded with beedi leaves, dry grass and cotton often end up meeting such mishaps.

Since transporting these commodities in a lawful manner leads to  additional expenses, the parties involved end up overloading the lorries with as much quantity of these commodities as possible. Due to this, these light weight commodities are piled two to three times the normal carriage capacity leading to such mishaps.

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Manish Chowta, Navi Mumabi Tue, March-1-2016, 1:18
The goods carried in the truck are all fire friendly . Truck jalkar Raakh Hogaya.
Udaya N, bangalore Tue, March-1-2016, 12:30
Usually the truck carrying beedi load comes long way from North India over loaded.It is very risky . At least in future seeing this accident be very cautious about transporting and over loading
Narish Shetty, Mumbai Tue, March-1-2016, 12:21
The truck looks like a truck of the "Transformer"movie Ha Ha Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Shwetha Kiran, Mumbai Mon, February-29-2016, 11:09
Thank God no loss of life in the fire incident . The vehicle is turned to ashes completely
Henry D’Souza, Mangaluru Mon, February-29-2016, 10:53
The huge loss , The lorry and the material transported is completely gutted. If it is not safe transporting why don’t they seize the vehicles at the check post . They too earn al ot of money from the illegal transporters.
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