Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jeypore, Dec 19:

A tanker carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) overturned on Koraput-Jeypore ghat road today.


According to reports, panic gripped the area as gas leaked from the overturned tanker.

Fire tenders and police from Jeypore have rushed to the accident spot and are trying to plug the leak.

The LPG tanker was going to Raipur from Visakhapatnam when it met with the accident. Plying of vehicles on both directions of the road has come to a halt. Vehicles have been parked at a safe distance of 200 meters in both directions of the road.

The LPG supplying agency at Visakhapatnam has been contacted; however, it will take 7-8 hours for the rescue team to reach the spot, reports added.