Fire tenders rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.

Liquid oxygen leaks onto highway in Andhra as speeding truck hits stationary tanker
news News Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:40

In an accident that triggered tension in Andhra, a speeding truck skid off the road and hit a stationary tanker carrying liquid oxygen, near the Gannavaram airport on Tuesday.

According to reports, the incident took place in the afternoon when RTO officials were checking the liquid oxygen tanker. No causalities were reported

Following the accident, the Times of India reported that clouds of gas began leaking from the tanker which was carrying 12 tonnes of liquid oxygen, as locals at the spot began running away after seeing the thick smoke. 

The TOI report adds that traffic came to a standstill on the highway, even as fire tenders rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.

The drivers and crew of both the vehicles in the accident escaped with minor injuries.

TNIE reported that there was poor visibility over an 100 m radius for more than two hours. Traffic backed up 500 m following the incident.

Visuals from the incident can be seen below.

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