Ghurmi village at high risk of bush-fire over oil tanker spill

Published On: March 28, 2018 05:51 PM NPT

UDAYAPUR, March 28: Ghurmi village in the district has become vulnerable to inferno after an oil tanker met with an accident along the Katari-Hardeni road section of Siddhicharan Highway on Wednesday morning.

The villagers have been in a state of panic after the oil spilled all over the jungle near the village at a time when the leaves have gone dry and the weather is hot and windy. 

An oil tanker, Na 6 Kha 3231, carrying 12,000 liters of oil skidded off and fell some 1000 meters down the road along Katari Ghurmi road section in Katari Municipality-11 at around 2 am today when it was heading to Ghurmi from Amlekhgunj.

Tanker driver Purna Prasad Khanal, 23, of Bara Amlekhgunj, co-driver Saroj Moktan, 31 of Makwanpur died in the accident, said Police Inspector Chandra Rajbangsi of Area Police Office, Katari.

Of the three injured in the accident, 17-year-old Abishek Shrestha, breathed his last while being taken to Kathmandu from Bara in a helicopter.

Injured Subas Tamang, 24 of Bhaktapur and Sujan Golel, 25, of Dolakha are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Balkhu.

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