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Driver killed as live electric wire falls on truck

Driver killed as live electric wire falls on truck

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Jun 16, 2011 - 13:54

AIBAK (PANinfo-icon): A driver was killed and four fuel tankers were torched when an overhead electric wire snapped and fell on vehicles in northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday.

The incident took place late on Wednesday midnight in the Gazda area, two kilometres from the provincial capital, Brig. Gen. Khalil Andarabi, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

As a result of the electric wire snapping, a truck caught fire and exploded. Four tankers were burnt before firefighters arrived at the scene and prevented the blaze from spreading to the other vehicles and a nearby pump station, he said.

Kamaluddin, a driver, said: "I was asleep when the blast took place. My nephew, Faizuddin, who was sleeping in his vehicle, died in the in the explosion."

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