Fire in petrol tanker injures 2 policemen

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 14:38 [IST]

Agra, Oct 30 (UNI) Two policemen sustained severe burns after a petrol tanker caught fire on Agra-Gwalior highway, police said here today.

The incident occurred late last night, when the tanker, carrying petrol, overturned in an attempt to avert a road accident.

Two of the cops, who reached the spot, later became target of the fire that gripped the vehicle after a sudden blast.

The blaze was, however, extinguished by the fire-fighters.

The injured were rushed to hospital, where one is stated to be critical.

UNI

 

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