Mangaluru: Fire in truck carrying LPG cylinders - Locals’ presence of mind averts major tragedy

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 13: A sudden fire that was noticed in a truck carrying HP cooking gas cylinders from Mangaluru to Udupi caused concern among public. However, the exemplary presence of mind displayed by locals near Hejmady toll plaza vicinity averted a major tragedy.

The truck driver had parked the vehicle near Hejmady toll plaza on the night of Thursday and went to nearby stall to have tea. During this time, fire was noticed underneath the truck below the seat of the driver.

All staff of nearby petty shops, toll plaza personnel and locals poured water in buckets and put the fire off. Padubidri police station officer Purushottam and personnel also rushed to the spot. A fire service team of Udupi camped at the spot though fire was put off.

Electricians were called and the electrical short circuit in the vehicle was identified. However, the truck is not allowed to move till the electricians of the truck’s company arrive and set the electrical wiring right for safety reasons.






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  • JIgmig, Mangalore

    Fri, May 13 2022

    God bless everyone who came forward to help in time. Whatever good you do for others, god will return back to you.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, May 13 2022

    My goodness....thank god and bless our locals who had sixth sence of noticing the things....tragody averted...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, May 13 2022

    in third world countries these kinds of things are common....only good thing is that it was noticed in time..many drivers dont even check the tyres, and vehicle immediately after parking and before moving..that is the pathetic state of the country...

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, May 13 2022

    Really great feat by men of courage and wits.... Gas cylinders will explode and create havoc around... But we are all exposed to the greater danger called gas tankers... I see many of them running way differently from standard safe practice... That explosion can destroy anything in the radius of half Km....

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