Jagtial/Hyderabad, Jan 9 (Hydnow): An oil tanker overturned and caught fire on the Jagtial-Nizamabad highway near Venkatraopet on the outskirts of Metpally town early on Tuesday morning. The driver jumped out of the vehicle just in time.
The tanker, which was on its way towards Ragavapet of Mallapur mandal from Hyderabad overturned after one of its tyres came off near Venkatraopet around 5 am. The vehicle soon caught fire. Power supply in the area was also affected due to intensity of the flames since electricity cables were passing above the spot.
Police rushed to the spot and stalled vehicle movement and alerted the fire service department. Two fire engines were deployed to control the flames. (Hydnow)
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