Bhawanipatna: A tanker truck carrying gas overturned on NH-16 near Pastipada in Karlapada area of Odisha’s Kalahandi district, today.
Gas started billowing out of the vehicle after the accident, leaving the residents of the area panic-stricken.
According to reports, the tanker truck of Bharat Petroleum was heading towards Raipur from Bhawanipatna this morning, when the driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels owing to reduced visibility on the road due to foggy conditions.
The truck turned turtle on roadside, leading to the leakage of gas from the tanker. On being informed, Fire Services personnel rushed to the spot and initiated efforts to control the leakage.
To avoid any untoward incident, electricity supply in the nearby areas has been disconnected while locals have been advised not to cook.
Movement of vehicles on the stretch of the road was affected due to the mishap.