Gas tanker overturns near Puri, locals panic stricken

A gas tanker overturned near Puri district of Odisha a massive gas leak was reported from the spot, the locals were panic-stricken.

Puri: A gas tanker overturned near Puri district in Odisha on National Highway NH16 early Monday morning. The accident occurred near Malatipatapur in Puri district. The residents of Malatipatapur were panic-stricken.

However, according to reports, a massive gas leak has been reported following the accident. Meanwhile, the fire department has reached the spot and is trying to bring the situation under control by spraying water.

All steps and necessary precautions are being taken to prevent any untoward incident near the spot. Though the exact reason for the accident is unknown, the accident occurred as the driver lost control over the wheels.

The fire services personnel immediately reached the spot and started spraying water after a gas leak was reported. There was a traffic snarl on the route and communication was restricted.

Further details awaited.

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