Two killed as tanker collides with car and catches fire

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Mangalore, Aug 22 (UNI) Two people were killed when a tanker collided with a car and later caught fire near Beltangady about 70 km here today.

Police said the people staying in the proximity were asked to leave.

Fire tenders rushed from the city and battled for more than six hours. However, no loss of life or property was reported so far.

The entire area had been cordoned off.

The accident occurred when the tanker was enroute to Bangalore from Mangalore, while the car was proceeding to Vittal from Bangalore.

The deceased were identified as Narasimha(35), Padmavati(65).

The injured were admitted to a hospital here, police added.

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