Nearly 5,000 Litres Petrol Spill After Oil Tanker Overturns In Delhi's Moolchand Underpass, 2 Injured

An oil tanker overturned near Delhi's Moolchand underpass today morning, spilling 20,000 litres of petrol and injuring two

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Nearly 5,000 Litres Petrol Spill After Oil Tanker Overturns In Delhi's Moolchand Underpass, 2 Injured

Police sealed off the Delhi's Moolchand area after petrol spilled on the road.


New Delhi:  An oil tanker overturned near Delhi's Moolchand underpass today morning, spilling nearly 5,000 litres of petrol on road and injuring two, reported news agency ANI. The incident led to massive traffic jam on the Ring Road and surrounding areas.

The accident took place around 5 am and it took over two hours to clear the area, said the police.

The driver and the helper of the 20,000-litre tanker were injured and admitted to a hospital, police said, reported the Press Trust of India or PTI.

Police sealed off the area after petrol spilled on the road. Delhi Fire Services also helped in clearing the area.

The national capital also experienced overnight rain that further added to the chaos and waterlogging on major roads. Traffic movement on Ring Road, MG Road, ISBT Road was affected due to incessant rains. 

The tanker skidded on the wet road and overturned when the driver tried to swerve it to the left to avoid hitting a motorcycle, reported the PTI.

Delhiites took to Twitter to inform about the incident and traffic jam:

  

With Agency Inputs


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