Angul: Panic gripped the residents of Chandrabahal in Angul district today after a tanker carrying highly inflammable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) developed leakage while being transported on the National Highway 55 in the area.
According to reports, the driver of the tanker fled the spot in fear after spotting the leakage, leaving the vehicle along the road. Vehicular movement on the NH came to grinding halt following the incident.
Later, police and fire service personnel rushed the spot to contain the leakage. Efforts were on to stop the leakage till the last report came in.
Meanwhile, the district administration has advised the locals to stay away from the tanker.