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Tanker overturns, gas release continues

A BIG tanker carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) overturned on the Hoshangabad-Raisen bypass road on Friday morning causing gas leakage and subsequently preventive closure of traffic on the road to ward off any possibility of a mishap.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 12:58 IST

A BIG tanker carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) overturned on the Hoshangabad-Raisen bypass road on Friday morning causing gas leakage and subsequently preventive closure of traffic on the road to ward off any possibility of a mishap.

The incident occurred in the wee hours when the driver’s eyes blinked for a moment and he lost control of the tanker on the slope, causing it to overturn. The axle of the tanker broke down.

Technicians and officials of the Disaster Management Institute (DMI) visited the spot and found that it was better to let the gas leak out of the tanker naturally. If experts are unable to find a way out, the tanker will take at least 2-3 days before the entire gas gets released.

SHO Bilkhiria Anil Maurya said that the tanker had fallen in such a way that it now solely rests on valves that carry its weight on the ground. As leakage is going on through one of these valves it is dangerous to tinker with the valve.

From the morning the police had cordoned off the area. The traffic was stopped on the by-pass road completely. The trucks were diverted from within the City. No one is being allowed to go near the tanker.