Udupi, July 03, 2019: A fully loaded gas bullet tanker has overturned on the National Highway 66 at Udyavar Balaipade during the wee hours of July 3, Wednesday.
The tanker which was on way to Karwar from Mangaluru went out of control of the driver while negotiating a curve at around 5.45 am. It has been gathered that the tanker had stopped at Udyavar petrol bunk to fill diesel and had proceeded little further when the driver was reminded of his ATM card which he had left in the bunk. He then decided to take a U-turn at Balaipade when the mishap occurred.
Luckily there was no gas leakage. Fire tender vehicles and police personnel are at the spot. The tanker driver has escaped unhurt.
Traffic on the National Highway was suspended for some time following the mishap.