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Disaster averted as fire in LPG tanker put out in time

Aug 05. 2017
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By The Nation

A huge explosion was averted in Samut Prakan province late Friday night when firefighters managed to put out a blaze in a 7-tonne LPG gas tanker.

Police and the fire station were alerted at 11.30pm that an LPG tanker had caught fire on the Takad bridge on Paekkasa Road in Tambon Thai Ban Mai in the province’s Muang district.

When they rushed to the scene, they found the left rear tyres of the 10-wheel gas tanker on fire. The firemen took about 20 minutes to put it out.

Police said the tanker had left Thanasit Logistics Co Ltd with seven tonnes of LPG gas for Krathumban but its left rear tyre burst and caught fire.

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