Tanker falls on its side, spills oil


An inter-state tanker carrying 16,000 litres of highly inflammable oil fell on its side in the Karmal ghat section of NH 17 at Paddi-Canacona early morning Friday forcing partial closure of the road.
Canacona fire brigade services in-charge Namdev Parwar said that the tanker which was heading towards Canacona fell on its side when the driver lost control at a sharp curve at the top of the Karmal ghat. Around 4,000 liters of oil from one of the four chambers spilled and both the cleaner and driver were seriously injured.
"We managed to divert the spilled oil into a nearby gutter with the help of a JCB, and the tanker will be lifted at midnight (Friday)
on Fridayto avoid a traffic jam
," added Parwar. "The leaked oil is likely to cause damage to the nearby trees," local sarpanch Suhas Velip said. [TOI]