Mumbai-Agra Highway cleared after 23 hours

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Nashik, Aug 14 (UNI) The Mumbai-Agra Highway was cleared for traffic this morning, after a long gap of 23 hours.

The Highway was closed yesterday following an accident in which a tanker overturned in Rahud Ghat area near Chandwad taluka of the district.

According to police sources, the Mumbai-Agra National Highway was cleared for traffic at 1000 hrs today, 23 hours after the incident.

Traffic on the highway was stopped as a precautionary measure due to gas leakage from the tanker, which was on its way to Nagpur from Mumbai.

Driver of the tanker Veerendra Kori (30), resident of Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, died after being trapped inside the vehicle. His assistant, Dheerendra Kori (15), resident of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh received minor injuries in the accident.

Meanwhile, expert teams from Manmad, Nashik and Sinnar took hard efforts to avoid any untoward incident due to the gas leakage.

Gas from the tanker was released in the air and then the tanker was removed, clearing the road for the traffic.

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