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Four people were burnt alive after two heavy vehicles they were travelling in caught fire following a head-on collision in Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Saturday.

The incident took place near Kadwa village in Littipara police station area early this morning, officer-in-charge Abhishek Rai is quoted having told the national news agency PTI.

“The collision was so massive that both the vehicles caught fire under its impact, Rai said, adding that the deceased were suspected to have been drivers and helpers. 

Three bodies have been recovered, while efforts are on to retrieve another body entangled in the cabin of a vehicle after fire-fighters doused the flames”,PTI reports quoted him as saying. 

Enquiry revealed that the bodies were yet to be identified and efforts were underway to contact the owners of the vehicles. 

Police suspect that the collision between the West Bengal-bound cement-laden truck and the stone chips-laden dumper were going to Godda. Both vehicles collided due to poor visibility caused by  dense fog in the morning hours on Saturday.

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