Oil Tanker overturns in Kandhkot

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Feb, 2020. 11:42 am
Oil Tanker

An oil tanker carrying 60,000 litres of diesel, overturned at the National Highway near Ghala Mandi Road, Kandhkot.

The incident occurred on Friday.

Following the incident, a road track was closed due to the spill of furnace oil at the site while the rescue teams have reached the spot, said the local police.

The cause of incident is said to dilapidated condition of the road.

On April 10, last year, an oil tanker carrying thousands of litres of fuel exploded and caught fire after overturning on Gulbai Flyover in the Shershah area.

Television footage showed thick plumes of smoke rising from the vehicle after it was engulfed by a huge fire.

Fire also spread to the nearby vehicles and godown. The blaze was caused by the oil spill from the tanker which later burst into pieces.

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