Fire at Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway disrupts traffic for hours

May 02 2019 09:20 AM
Fire at Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway disrupts traffic for hours

A massive fire broke out on Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway after the collision between truck and container on Wednesday. The incident took place when both the vehicles were going from Vadodara to Ahmedabad via expressway. The incident was reported at 5 pm in the evening, however, the fire could not be brought under control even until late on Wednesday night. Around 7:30 pm, there was also a blast in the container, flaring up the fire more. However, no casualties or injuries of any kind were reported, Pandaya added. A traffic jam of 20 km was also observed on the express highway as the jam continued till late in the night.

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The traffic movement at expressway is affected since the incident occurred. Around three fire tenders reached the spot. The fire has been doused now. No casualty has been reported. According to the firefighters, a truck had collided with the container from the rear end on the expressway which caused the fire.

As per preliminary information the driver had informed them that he was carrying barrels of paint in the container. The driver had a narrow escape from the blazing fire. Six fire tenders were initially rushed to the spot with a capacity of 5000 liters of water each while another firefighter with a capacity of 12,000-14,000 liters of water was also used to douse the fire, fire officials said.

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