Fuel tanker carrying gasoline catches fire, one killed

Update: March, 31/2017 - 17:55
The scene of the accident in Central Highlands Kon Tum Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Cao Nguyên
Viet Nam News

KON TUM  — A fire broke out on Thursday after a fuel tanker carrying a huge quantity of gasoline overturned in Central Highlands Kon Tum Province, killing one person and leaving another seriously injured.

At 3pm on Thursday, the fuel tanker, belonging to Đà Nẵng-based Ngọc Khánh Petrolium Company, overturned and caught fire while travelling in Đăk Glei District’s Đăk Man Commune. Nguyễn Đắc Phước, the truck assistant, was seriously injured and died on way to the province’s general hospital. Driver Nguyễn Văn Tư suffered multiple injuries and was being treated at the hospital.

Following the accident, gasoline spilled out and caused fires around. A fire fighting truck was mobilised to extinguish the blaze.

The tanker blocked traffic for nearly three hours. The cause of the accident is under investigation. — VNS