Watch: Truck catches fire at petrol pump in Kanpur, several other vehicles gutted

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 March 2019, 12:53 PM
The fire caused a loud explosion in diesel tanks of the trucks.
The fire caused a loud explosion in diesel tanks of the trucks.

A truck parked near a petrol pump in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh caught fire before being exploded. The incident took place on Saturday in Barra - a neighbourhood in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh. The truck caught fire suddenly which rapidly spread to other vehicles standing near the truck. The fire caused a loud explosion in diesel tanks of the trucks.

Bystanders informed local fire brigade authorities about the fire which later sent four engines to douse the flames.  Fortunately, there were no casualties due to the incident. The incident also exposed the emergency fire fighting preparations of the petrol pump where, as per eyewitnesses, not ever water was available to extinguish the fire.

First Published: Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:05 PM

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