Truck carrying chemical used in drugs catches fire

Published On: April 23, 2024 01:01 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DHADING, April 23: A truck carrying chemicals used in drugs has caught fire. The truck (Na 4 Kha 8617) was going towards Kathmandu from Sunauli of Rupandehi when it suddenly caught fire on the move on the Prithvi highway at Banchhetar, Gajuri rural municipality-6 in Dhading district this morning.

Sushil BK, the driver of the truck, guessed that the fire might have been ignited when chemical canisters collided with each other when the vehicle was in motion. 

Vehicular traffic on both ends of the highway has been stopped after the incident. A fire engine has been called from Dhunibesi municipality to douse the fire, said Ganesh Lal Shrestha, Chairman of Gajuri rural municipality.



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