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Driver dead after LPG tanker overturns

19 Jun 2017 05:40am IST

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19 Jun 2017 05:40am IST

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CANACONA: A tanker filled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) lost balance and fell on its side while negotiating a sharp curve on NH 17 at Partagal in Canacona.

CANACONA: A tanker filled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) lost balance and fell on its side while negotiating a sharp curve on NH 17 at Partagal in Canacona. 

The impact of the tanker on the road was such that the driver died on the spot, however, there is no gas leakage reported from the tanker.

The fire office at Mastimol, Canacona, received a call at around 4 pm, Sunday evening that an Hindustan Petroleum (HP) gas tanker has met with an accident and the driver is trapped inside the cabin of the tanker.

On reaching the accident spot, the fire tender team broke opened the cabin only to find that the driver of the ill-fated tanker Koleshwar Yadav, a native of Jharkand, had died and later retrieved the dead body from the cabin.

However, the cleaner of the tanker Deelip Kumar Yadav also from Jharkand escaped unhurt. The tanker was transporting LPG from Mangalore to the HP bottling plant at Kundai in Ponda.

It may be noted that some three months ago another LPG tanker had met with a similar accident at the same place.

When Herald contacted Sub Officer of Canacona fire station Mahadev Lolienkar who is leading a team of 8 fighters stationed with one fire tender at the accident site, he said, “I have intimated the HP company officials and they are on the way, also I have informed my superiors about this accident.”

Source told Herald that by tomorrow morning the company officials will undertake the operation to transfer the LPG gas from the tanker to another tanker by taking all safety precautions.

Canacona Mamlatdar Ramesh Gaonkar on coming to know about the accident immediately rushed to the site to take stock of the situation arising out of this accident. Canacona PI and traffic cell in-charge were also present at the site till late evening.



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