IMPHAL, April 30: In a freak accident two freight trucks carrying wheat were burnt after a high voltage transmission wire suspending above them snapped and fell on them after another truck knocked down an electric post while trying to go backwards near the FCI godown, Sangaiprou.
Fortunately all the crew of the trucks escaped unharmed.
Reports said that the incident occurred around 11 in the morning while the two trucks were waiting for their turn to unload its goods, when truck carrying rice accidentally knocked down an electric poll supporting the wire.
The sparks from the wire ignited a fire however timely intervention of the fire department put off the fire in time and only the left portions of the trucks were damaged by the fire.
The registration numbers of the two ill fated trucks are identified as NL07A-1579 and NL 05D-6959.
The truck that knocked down the electric poll is identified as NL01V-1646.