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Three Truck Drivers Stranded Due to Lockdown Die in Odisha’s Dhenkanal District

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The three males had fallen sick in entrance of a sugar manufacturing facility at Haripur on the outskirts of Dhenkanal city. They have been discovered unconscious by another truck drivers who rushed the trio to the hospital.

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  • Last Updated: May 9, 2020, 12:01 AM IST

Three truck drivers died on Friday after they fell sick in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district the place they have been stranded because of the COVID-19 triggered lockdown, police mentioned.

The three had fallen sick in entrance of a sugar manufacturing facility at Haripur on the outskirt of Dhenkanal city. They have been discovered unconscious by another truck drivers who organized to hurry the trio to the hospital, they mentioned.

While one in all them died on the spot, one other died at Dhenkanal district headquarters hospital, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Dhenkanal, Sriharsa Mishra mentioned.

Another driver was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack the place he handed away, he mentioned.

All the three, who hailed from Bihar, had come right here over a month in the past to hold spirit to a liquor manufacturing unit in Khurda district, however obtained caught due to the lockdown, he mentioned.

While the deceased have been suspected to have suffered meals poisoning, an investigation is on to establish the precise motive and autopsy experiences are awaited, the SDPO mentioned.

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