Kolkata, October 17: In a piece of breaking news coming in, an oil tanker caught fire after it met with an accident at Jalpaiguri's Bandhu Nagar on Wednesday. According to an ANI update, the driver has been injured. Four fire tenders were present at the spot. More details on this news are awaited.
Earlier this year, a chemical gas tanker caught fire on NH-31 near Bidhannagar in West Bengal's Siliguri district. Fire engines had immediately rushed to the spot to douse the flames. No causalities were reported, but it had affected the traffic in the area. West Bengal: 3 Miners Trapped Inside Coal Mine in Kulti Since October 13, Rescue Operation Enters the Fourth Day.
Check ANI tweet:
West Bengal: An oil tanker caught fire after it met with an accident at Jalpaiguri's Bandhu Nagar, today; Driver injured, 4 fire tenders present at the spot. pic.twitter.com/YG7703g09A
— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2019
Last month in Seoul, a huge blast on an oil tanker in a South Korean port sparked a raging fire that spread to a nearby vessel on Saturday, leaving 12 sailors injured. A ball of fire shot up high above the ship and thick black smoke billowed into the air. Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze, shooting streams of water up onto the deck from beside the vessel.