Chemical-laden Tanker Rolls over – No Disaster, Driver Safe

Puttur: Drivers from other states, not being familiar with the terrain of the coastal districts, are often found wanting when it comes to negotiating the curves, bends and inclines on the ghat road.

Being used to driving in the table-land highways, whatever care they take on the ghat road, they tend to take things for granted once they are on the level land in the district.

A string of mishaps on the stretch between Mani and Shiradi ghat during the past few years bears example to this stark reality. A case of a tanker transporting chemicals from Chennai to Mangaluru which rolled over the steep turn at Kolpe near Nellyadi on Sunday could have cause a major tragedy.

The effect could have been much worse than the Perne gas tanker tragedy. In the present case the tanker went out of the control of the driver, swerved to a side and went up a mound of mud about four feet high. Then it rolled over and fell flat.

The driver had a lucky escape. The gas did not leak either in spite of the massive fall.

The traffic was not affected, although the curious passing motorists slowed down or stopped over.

A case has been registered in Upppinangady police station.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here