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Karnataka: Massive explosions as 2 LPG cylinder-laden trucks catch fire

PTI
Published Dec 26, 2016, 3:34 pm IST
Updated Dec 26, 2016, 3:34 pm IST
No one was injured in the incident. No arrests have been made yet.
Representative Image (Photo: File)
 Representative Image (Photo: File)

Chikaballapur: Two trucks carrying 900 LPG cyliders caught fire at Chinatamani near here in the wee hours on Monday triggering massive explosions but there was no casualty, police said.

Deafening sounds of blasts and huge inferno were seen for quite some time as the cylinders, kept in the vehicles near a gas agency godown, exploded one after the other damaging at least one more car.

 

"As many as 900 gas cylinders burst after two lorries laden with them, and a nearby car, accidentally caught fire near the godown of SNL Gas Agency in Chintamani, about 39 km from here. There was no loss of lives or injury as nobody was inside the parked vehicles," Sub-Inspector Liaqat Ali told PTI here.

The blasts occurred between 12.30 a.m. to 1 a.m. he said, adding that police and fire service personnel from Chikkaballapur, Sidalaghatta and Srinivasapura, reached the spot on being informed and doused the blaze within half an hour.

No arrests has been made yet, he said, adding police are investigating the matter.

 

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Location: India, Karnataka




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