Bhubaneswar, Apr 24: In a miraculous shave, the driver and helper were escaped unhurt after an LPG cylinder-laden truck overturned at Bamphakuda near Phulnakhara on National Highway No-5 here on Saturday.
The mishap took place at around 7 am in the morning while the ill-fated truck carrying over 300 cylinders was en-route to Kendrapara from Jatni filling station.
Due to negligence, the driver lost control over the wheels of the truck causing it to skid off the road to hit a roadside cabin, then an electric pole before turning turtle.
While the driver and helper came out without any injury from the truck, the cabin owner also saved his life by taking timely step during the accident.
Local police rushed to the spot and seized the truck and the cylinders lying scattered on the Highway.
A major mishap was averted as there was no traffic on the Highway at the time of the accident, due to the ongoing weekend ‘shut-down’ otherwise a number of lives could have been lost, said a local resident.