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Kanpur: Diesel tanker explodes after collision on Gujaini Highway, people fill buckets, loot over 500 litre of fuel

ACP Govind Nagar Vikas Pandey said that the tanker of Hindustan Petroleum was going to Fatehpur while passing through the Gujaini area with about 20,000 liters of diesel on Monday evening.
11:12 AM Oct 18, 2022 IST | APN Live
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A bizarre incident occurred in the Govindnagar area in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur when people were seen looting diesel on the Gujaini highway on Monday night. The video of the same is going viral on social media.

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According to the reports, a diesel-laden tanker collided with a tile-laden trolley coming from behind on the Gujaini highway, causing damage to the tanker, and diesel started flowing on the road. In the video, people are seen rushing with buckets towards the truck. About 500 litres of diesel from the tanker were stolen and wasted.

Soon after, the driver of the tanker called the owner and informed the police about the incident. After receiving the information, the police arrived at the scene and placed the drums beneath the diesel leaking from the tank. The second tanker was then filled with diesel.

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ACP Govind Nagar Vikas Pandey said that the tanker of Hindustan Petroleum was going to Fatehpur while passing through the Gujaini area with about 20,000 liters of diesel on Monday evening.

Tanker driver Udaybhan Singh said a car moving ahead of the truck suddenly applied brakes. Following this, he had to apply the power brake to avoid the accident but the trailer coming from behind collided with the truck. The sheet of the tank was torn from the side and a stream of diesel started flowing from it, he added.

Seeing the diesel falling, people also parked their vehicles and ran towards the tanker with whatever object they could find to fill the diesel. People fled when police arrived at the spot. But by that time around 500 litres of petrol got looted and wasted.

ACP Pandey further said that after talking to the people of the company, it has come to know that about 500 liters of diesel have been wasted. The vehicle that hit the truck has been confiscated.

The police said further action will be taken after registering the complaint.

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