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LPG cylinder leakage: Alert driver saves the day


Team Udayavani, Dec 10, 2020, 5:21 PM IST

Mangaluru: A truck driver on Thursday, December 10, averted a disaster by stopping his vehicle at the right time after a cooking gas leaked from a cylinder while transporting.

The incident was reported at Thokkottu on National Highway 66, near over bridge in the afternoon.

Reportedly, a truck was carrying LPG cylinders from Baikamapady towards Kerala, when the driver stopped the truck to check the cylinders after he realized something was amiss.

He then Immediately informed the police department and fire and emergency services about the leakage.

Officers of fire and emergency services rushed to the spot, secured the cylinder, and prevented further gas leakage from the said cylinder.

As the police department officers restricted vehicular movements for several minutes, a Traffic jam was reported on NH66.

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