Uppinangady, Nov 04 2019: Panic prevailed at Karvel near Uppinangady on Monday morning after huge quantity of gas leaked from a gas tanker following the sudden opening of its valve.
The incident occurred at around 8 am when the tanker belonging to the Total Gas Company was on way to Hassan from Mangaluru. The local mosque authorities immediately alerted the people and nearby residents were evacuated. Highway was also blocked on either side.
Later, the Uppinangady Police, fire service personnel and emergency staff rushed to the spot and plugged the leakage after nearly one and a half hours of efforts.