A container truck laden with explosives overturned on the four-lane Nagpur-Betul highway in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday evening, police said, adding that no casualty was reported in the accident.
The truck overturned at around 07:30pm while trying to avert a collision with a speeding motorbike.
While the truck driver and his assistant fled the spot, police found 573 boxes of gelatin sticks of variable sizes, detonators, cable wires and solar cards during their search.
Sub divisional officer of police (SDOP) Jyoti Umath said the investigation revealed that the truck was carrying a legal consignment of the explosives from Sonar in Nagpurn to Shahpura in Rajasthan’s Bhilawara district.
The Betul Bazar police station in-charge said the supplier from whom the consignment was sourced in Nagpur sent another truck to Betul in the night itself. The overturned truck was subsequently emptied and the explosives shifted to a safer place.