Ammonia Gas Tanker Turns Down On NH-16 In Ganjam

Ganjam: A tanker transporting ammonia gas met with a road accident on NH-16 in the district here in the late afternoon hours today following which panic triggered among the locals.

The ill-fated gas tanker was on its way to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh from Odisha’s Paradip when the mishap took place between Puintala and Huma stretch of NH-16 under Ganjam police limits around 5 pm today.

Reports said that the driver lost his balance over the heavy vehicle following which it skidded off the highway and turned down.

On being informed, the local fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and avert any fire mishap.