Latur: An accident involving a sugarcane tractor and a diesel tanker took place between Bhatkheda and Bhatangali on the Nanded highway. A diesel tanker caught fire in this accident. The accident also reached a bus passing by. The sudden fire caused a traffic jam on both sides. The accident took place on Wednesday around 10 pm.
Police said, the flyover work is going on between Bhatkheda and Bhatangali on the Latur to Nanded highway. This is a one-way traffic. A tanker heading towards Nanded from Latur approached Bhatangali. Meanwhile, a tractor transporting sugarcane was also passing through the same route. At this time, the tanker and the tractor collided. Due to this, the diesel tanker suddenly caught fire. At the same time, a bus passing by the side was also hit by the accident. Within a few moments, the diesel tanker caught fire, the Latur Rural Police got the information. The fire brigade and the Latur Rural Police team immediately reached the spot. By 11.30 pm, the firemen tried their best to douse the fire. It is not known how much damage has been caused in the incident.
The cause of the accident is unclear.
A team of police and fire brigade immediately reached the spot. They are trying to bring the fire under control. Exactly how many vehicles caught fire. The extent of the damage will be revealed after the fire is brought under control. Three people have been seriously injured. Superintendent of Police Somay Munde informed that the tanker caught fire after the accident.