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Highway Chaos: Dumper Fire Ignites Tensions on NH17 in Dhubri, Assam

A significant incident unfolded on NH17 in Dhubri district, Assam, as a dumper bearing registration AS27C9550 erupted in flames on Sunday, causing chaos and disruption for numerous vehicles stranded on the highway. The incident occurred as the dumper was en route from Gauripur to Bilasipara when it quickly became engulfed in flames, creating an extensive blaze that lingered on the highway.

Remarkably, both the driver and the handyman of the vehicle managed to escape unharmed, although the cause of the fire remains unknown. The incident triggered mounting tensions between the public and Bogribari police due to frustrations over the delayed response of the fire services, resulting in confrontations at the site.

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