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LPG tanker topples in Haripad

LPG tanker topples in Haripad

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.

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