Tragic Incident in Khanna: Diesel Tanker Explosion Ignites Massive Fire on National Highway

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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Emergency services are actively engaged in combating the fire

Diesel Tanker Explosion in Khanna News

Diesel Tanker Explosion in Khanna News: A Catastrophic incident unfolded in Khanna as an oil tanker carrying a substantial load of diesel caught fire on the National Highway, triggering a widespread blaze. The fire's intensity led to the arrival of fire brigade vehicles at the scene, and as a precautionary measure, the police swiftly closed the highway on both sides. The resultant traffic snarl, due to long queues of vehicles on either side of the highway, has exacerbated the situation.

The unfolding tragedy began with the explosion of the diesel-laden tanker, creating a dangerous and rapidly spreading inferno. The flames engulfed the surroundings, necessitating an urgent response from the fire brigade to contain the blaze and prevent further damage.

In light of the hazardous situation, authorities took prompt action to close the National Highway on both sides. The closure aimed at preventing any potential risks to commuters and facilitating the firefighting operations. However, the closure has resulted in a significant traffic jam, with long queues of vehicles adding to the challenges faced by emergency responders.

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Emergency services are actively engaged in combating the fire and managing the aftermath of the explosion. Firefighters are working tirelessly to bring the situation under control, while law enforcement officers are directing traffic and ensuring the safety of those in the vicinity. The incident has raised concerns about public safety, prompting authorities to address the immediate consequences of the explosion and implement measures to prevent any further escalation of risks. 

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