Hyderabad: Truck carrying biodiesel catches fire on ORR

Hyderabad: The engine of a truck carrying biodiesel caught fire on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Shamirpet Exit 7 at about noon on Saturday, triggering fears that its inflammable cargo would explode. The Shamirpet fire office quickly rushed a fire tender to the spot which doused the fire. There were no casualties.

“The situation was controlled within minutes. It was fortunate that the fire had only engulfed the front part of the vehicle. The driver parked the vehicle above an underpass, and exited on time,” an official said. “The situation could have been worse had the fire reached the container,” said a fire department official.

An official said an electric short circuit might be the reason behind the fire and that nobody was injured or hurt in the mishap, which caused a traffic jam on the ORR.

The Shamirpet police later towed the lorry away and cleared the traffic jam caused by the mishap. Several commuters halted at a safe distance and shot videos of the burning truck

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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