Nagpur: A major tragedy averted near gas filling depot in Khapri on Thursday when the driver of a gas tanker which caught fire showed presence of mind and took away the vehicle from the other tankers and jumped out of it. The incident erupted hues and cries until fire brigade rushed in to control the fire.
The tanker’s cabin was burnt due to the fire. However, the driver saved himself as he parked the tanker aside and jumped out from it while it was starting to burn. HP company’s truck number GJ/06/AU/3838 caught fire around 3.30 pm.
The driver parked the vehicle near outer ring road fly-over before the fire could spread all over. Fire brigade was called from Narendra Nagar and it controlled the fire otherwise it would have been a big mishap.
According to the sources from HP company, the tanker was filled with 17 tonnes of gas. The incident took place when the tanker was going to HP company plant at Khapri from Hajira.