Man burnt alive as truck catches fire in Kathua

JAMMU — A man was charred to death as a truck he was travelling in caught fire on the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua district here, police said on Monday.

The victim, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was the truck driver’s helper, and they were travelling towards Jammu when the vehicle suddenly engulfed into flames late on Sunday, they said.

The driver jumped out of the burning truck and rescued himself, but his helper failed to come out of the vehicle, they said.

A fire tender reached the spot and controlled the fire, but it was too late to save the man, they said, adding a detailed investigation is being conducted. — (PTI)