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Gas leakage afterLPG tanker overturns at Soorikumeru, residents evacuated

Gas leakage afterLPG tanker overturns at Soorikumeru, residents evacuated

Mangalore Today News Network

Bantwal, Apr 19, 2016:   Residents of as many as 50 houses  at Soorikumeru near Kalladka were evacuated and  the National Highway 75 was blocked after a fully loaded LPG tanker  which was reportedly overspeeding, tumbled on the roadside   at around 1 am on April 19, Tuesday. The tanker which was loaded with LPG at MRPL was heading  towards Bengaluru when the mishap tookplace.


LPG tanke

It is learnt, gas had started leaking from the tanker soon after the  mishap creating  panic among locals who immediately informed the loal police station and fire brigade. The Police and fire service personnel who rushed to the spot,  began to repeatedly  spray  water to the  nozzle of the gas tanker which was separated from the front portion of the vehicle, in order to check the leakage..

If some of the nearby residents left the place on their own fearing danger, some others were evacuated by the authorities to safer places.

Fire tender vehicles from seven stations including Puttur, Belthangady, Kadri and Pandeshwar had rushed to the spot.

The police blocked the traffic on the route. Vehicle heading towards Puttur from Mangaluru were sent on the Veerakambha-Anantady, Kodaje route, while   vehicles proceeding towards Mangaluru were diverted through Vittal route.

 Rural Station House Officer  Rakshith, Vittal station house officer Devadiga and other police officials are camping at the spot.

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Comments on this Article
Abhijith, bantwal Tue, April-19-2016, 2:13
The vehicle separated or broken in mishap? As it was midnight the traffic was less and risk too was less.
Nagraj Kumar, Mysore Tue, April-19-2016, 1:10
Increasing tanker accidents in the state.The speed governor is a must to the heavy vehicles as they are prone to more risk.
Wilfy Rego, Bengaluru Tue, April-19-2016, 12:51
Are the driver fond of driving the vehicle speed ? So many Tanker accidents recently . Luckily no body was harmed in the accident.
Harish Acharya, Puttur Tue, April-19-2016, 12:47
As the immediate measures were taken there was no risk the public. as the incident took place in the wee hours the traffic was not affected so much and risk was less expect the leakage of gas
Damini Prabhu, bengaluru Tue, April-19-2016, 12:43
Thanks to the police and the fire personnel for reaching the spot and safeguarding the locals from any type of danger.
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