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Truck loaded with LPG cylinders catches fire at Tikri, Jammu-Sgr highway closed

Vehicular motion quickly restricted on freeway, state of affairs underneath management : SSP Udhampur

Jammu, Could 29 : The vehicular motion on Jammu Srinagar nationwide freeway has been restricted quickly after a truck loaded with Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline cylinders caught hearth ensuing dozens of heavy explosions that rattled the complete space at Tikri close to Udhampur.

Officers advised information company—Kashmir Information Observer (KNO), {that a} truck on approach from Jammu to Srinagar was parked on freeway aspect when it immediately caught hearth and flames engulfed the complete automobile.

“Before fire tenders could have reached on spot, the LPG cylinders caught fire and started to explode.” they mentioned including that in half an hour, dozens of cylinders had explode rattling the complete Tikri space of Udhampur the place incident came about.

Senior Superintendent of Police Udhampur Rajiv Pandey mentioned that truck was parked on freeway aspect when it caught hearth and all of the cylinders began to blow up.

“The vehicle and cylinders loaded got damaged fully with no other loss of life or property and situation is completely under control.” he mentioned.

SSP additional knowledgeable that vehicular motion on freeway has additionally been suspended quickly and shall be restored quickly—(KNO)

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