Fire broke out after oil tanker skidded in Assam.

oil tanker skid in AssamGuwahati: On Saturday, an overwhelming fire broke out after an oil tanker skidded and reversed on NH-31 at Amingaon in Assam’s Kamrup district.

The oil tanker, on its way from Guwahati to Rangiya, skidded and overturned while its driver tried to overtake another vehicle after crossing the Saraighat Bridge, official sources said.

The tanker burst into flames instantly afterwards and 8 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flame.

The sources said that the whole area has been cordoned off and vehicles are stranded on about 12 km stretch on the national highway on both sides of the accident site.

The driver, suspected to be in an inebriated state and his helper were injured and confessed to Amingaon Civil Hospital, the sources added.

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