The deceased has been identified as the driver of the truck.
As per the report, the ill-fated truck which was carrying a cement consignment to Dahimal from Bargarh district had arrived in the morning. The driver was removing the polythene cover from the cement packets by climbing atop the truck in the morning when accidentally came in contact with a low hanging livewire.
While the victim died on the spot by getting electrocuted, the truck went up in flames under the impact of the electric charge.
Getting intimation, local fire brigade rushed to the spot and doused the flames to retrieve the victim’s body.
Tushura Police have lodged a case in connection with the mishap and launched investigation.