New Delhi, June 19: Two people were injured after two petrol tankers turned turtle and caught fire in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district on Tuesday afternoon. At least five fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. According to news agency ANI, the fire quickly spread to five houses and fire officials struggled a lot to douse the flame. Also Read - Two Minor Siblings Killed by Mentally Unstable Man After He Set Them on Fire
The fire has been doused till now. According to media reports, the incident took place near Giriyapura after the driver lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle was heading towards Hosadurga. The driver was severely injured in the accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital by the locals. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points
In a similar incident, a major fire broke out at Banashankari oil factory in Malur. Fire tenders were at the spot and efforts were being taken to douse the fire. It was not clear that what caused the fire at Banashankari oil factory.
There is no report of casualties so far. Visuals from the spot showed a thick blanket of black smoke hovering over the Banashankari oil factory and nearby areas.