Mangaluru, Sep 6, 2015: There was some amount of panic among people in the Padil Nanthoor, Maroli area on September 6, Sunday morning when a gas tanker belonging to HPCL climbed on to the divider on the Padil-Nanthoor Road near Maroli. Luckily there were no casualties.
It is said the mishap occurred as the driver lost control over the vehicle. The fire tender vehicles which rushed to the spot ensured that there was no gas leakage. Later a crane was used to correct the position of the tanker on the road.
The mishap reminded locals of the recent gas tanker tragedy near Bargi in Kumta which claimed eight lives and left many injured.