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Oil tanker catches fire after hitting divider in Punjab's Khanna; situation under control

Jan 03, 2024 03:30 PM IST

The vehicle overturned after experiencing a tyre burst, hit the divider, and caught fire.

An oil tanker caught fire after it hit a divider on a flyover in Khanna in Punjab's Ludhiana district, leading to panic in the area. The situation is now under control, Amneet Kondal, SSP, Khanna, said.

Screengrab from a visual from the incident site (ANI)
Screengrab from a visual from the incident site (ANI)

"We received information at 12:30pm that an oil tanker has caught fire after hitting the divider on a flyover. Four to five fire tenders, along with the civil and police administration, immediately reached the spot. Traffic has been diverted," news agency ANI quoted the senior police officer as saying.

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According to local media reports, the vehicle was on its way from Jalandhar to Mandi Gobindgarh when it experienced tyre burst on a national highway, overturned, hit a divider, eventually catching fire.

Fortunately, however, there were no fatalities and injuries as the two occupants of the tanker – its driver and cleaner – managed to exit the vehicle before it caught fire.

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