Lorry carrying empty gas cylinders catches fire in Ernakulam
Ernakulam: A lorry which was carrying empty gas cylinders caught fire near Neerpara Assisi Mount school on the Kottayam- Ernakulam road. The incident happened on Thursday morning at 11 am. The driver ran away immediately when he noticed smoke from the vehicle. And so there was no casualties involved.
A major tragedy was averted since there was an 11 KV electricity line above the vehicle.
A tyre shop employee near the area noticed smoke from the vehicle and tried to douse the fire by pouring water over it. Although the fire was extinguished for a brief period, it again started burning in no time.
Finally, Fire and Rescue Service Force reached the spot from Mulanduruthi, Thrippunithura and Vaikkom. They managed to extinguish the fire after an effort that lasted more than an hour. The entire cabin of the lorry was burnt down by the time the situation was under control.
The vehicle caught fire while going to the Bharat gas factory at Ambalamugal. It is inferred that the accident occurred due to an issue that developed in the lorry’s electric circuit.