Haripad: A bullet tanker carrying liquid petroleum gas (LPG) from Thuthukudi in Tamil Nadu overturned on the National Highway at R K Junction here in the early hours of Wednesday.
The incident occurred at around 3.15 a.m. when the tanker on its way to Kottayam lost control while negotiating a curve.
The driver and the cleaner of the tanker were injured in the accident.
The tanker, carrying 18 tonnes of LPG, belongs to the Indian Oil Corporation.
A major mishap was avoided as the gas did not leak from the tanker.
The residents in a distance of around 500 meters were asked to leave the area as a precautionary measure. The road traffic on the National Highway was also diverted following the incident.