Sonbhadra, Oct 13 (PTI) Two people were killed when a diesel tanker fell into a 160-feet deep gorge in Markundi valley, police said Saturday.Also Read - 7 killed, 9 injured in road accident in Bihar

Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Dixit said the incident took place Friday night. Also Read - Two arrested with drugs in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district

“The diesel tanker fell into a 160-feet deep gorge in Markundi valley after the driver lost control. The vehicle caught fire and two people, including the driver, who were in the tanker, were burnt to death,” he said. Also Read - 4 killed, 1 injured in explosion at firecracker factory in UP

He added the deceased were identified as Chhedi (45), the driver, and Shivakant Chaturvedi (40).

The bodies were sent for post-mortem, police said.

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