Petrol tanker caught fire in Ramban’s Banihal
A petrol tanker caught fire in Charel area of Banihal on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district. There has been no loss of life in this. Local police officials said that vehicle number JK05E-1172 was carrying petrol from Jammu to Srinagar.
The tanker rolled off the road into a ditch late on Thursday night in Charel area of Banihal. In this, driver Jagwinder Singh resident of Handwara Kashmir was injured in the accident. He was taken to the local health center for treatment at night itself. The tanker caught fire on Friday afternoon, hours after the accident, due to leakage of petrol, sources said.
Soon after the incident, several vehicles from Banihal Fire Station, army and local volunteers reached the spot. Ramban Deputy Commissioner Musarat Islam said that the oil tanker caught fire at Charel in Banihal. Fire engines were sent to control the fire.
Water tanker overturned on the road, no loss
The water tanker overturned on the road near bus stand number two on Katra’s hospital road. No one was harmed in this accident. A large number of devotees travel on this route. On Friday morning, near bus stand number two, the water tanker was cutting the turn after supplying it.
During this, the tire overturned due to sinking in the pulley. It is a matter of relief that despite there being a lot of crowd around, there was no casualty. However, vehicular movement was affected for several hours. After about three hours, the tanker was lifted with the help of a crane and traffic resumed normally.