Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), May 31 : A major tragedy was averted on Saturday when fire fighters in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh doused fire sparked in a petrol tanker parked near a petrol filling station.
The tanker was parked closed to an oil filling station.
According to eye witness the heat generated by the fire was so intense that people standing 200 meters away from it could feel it. Though nobody could identify how the tanker caught fire.
"I was passing by when I saw this petrol tanker parked near a petrol filling station caught fire. There was a definite chance of fire reaching the petrol filling station. The fire fighters arrived an hour after the incident," said Nandkishor Sarawagi, an eyewitness.
It took three-four hours for four fire fighting vehicles to bring the fire under control. No casualty was reported.