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LPG Tanker topples in Bhatkal; One injured

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Bhatkal, 02 Feb 2019 [Fik/News Sources]: A LPG Tanker which was on its way towards Karwar from Mangaluru toppled on NH 66 near Sarpankatte of Bhatkal on Friday (February 1) early morning.

According to the reports, as soon as the tanker toppled, a passenger tempo which was plying behind the tanker , rammed into the tanker.  This has resulted in the tempo driver sustaining severe leg injuries including multiple fractures. The driver of the tanker escaped with minor injuries.

The incident took place at about 6.30 am on Friday.  Bhatkal fire brigade team, taking note of the incident rushed to the spot and sealed the area before confirming that there was no leakage of the LPG.

The tanker however was not lifted from the road till 2.30 pm on Friday due to the unavailability of crane.

Police and Fire brigade personnel remained on the spot waiting for the crane.

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