Tanker overturns, 20K litresof mustard oil spills on road | Kanpur News

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Kanpur: A tanker filled with mustard oil overturned on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Lodha Tikur village on Wednesday evening.
Nearly 20,000 litres of oil in the tanker spread on the road, causing chaos. The incident came to light after a video of the incident went viral on social media on Thursday.
Local villagers gathered at the accident spot and started collecting oil in containers. An UPEIDA rescue team straightened the tanker and washed the road to avoid mishap.
The rescue team of UPEIDA diverted the route of vehicles in view of the possibility of any kind of eventuality. “We washed the road by taking the tanker to the side. Oil spilled on the road and filled the pits along the expressway through drains meant to drain water. Hundreds of people from dozens of nearby villages along with drums and containers reached the spot and collected the oil and escaped,” said team members.
UPEIDA security officer RK Chandel, however, said the tanker driver was alone. “He hasn’t suffered injuries. The tanker has been parked near the toll barrier,” said the security officer further.





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