Rajahmundry: The driver of a tipper truck was burnt to death after his vehicle rammed a lorry coming from the opposite direction on the state highway at Dubacharla village of Nallajarla mandal in West Godavari in the small hours of Monday.
According to Nallajarla police, a lorry carrying tyres from Gujarat was proceeding towards Kovvur to unload the consignment. The tipper, meanwhile, was proceeding towards Eluru from Devarapalli in the opposite direction.
The tipper driver, identified as Savarapu Harish, 25, hailing from Samisragudem in West Godavari, rammed his vehicle straight into the lorry head on at high speed. Under the impact of the high speed, the fuel tank of the lorry was smashed and burst into flames catching both vehicles.
The tipper driver got stuck in the cabin of the vehicle due to the accident and could not escape from the raging flames. He was burnt to death. The driver of the lorry, however, managed to jump to safety even as the lorry alsoburnt. Police booked a case and investigation is on....