In a devastating turn of events, an oil tanker overturned near Khandala on Pune-Mumbai expressway leading to a massive fire that quickly engulfed the area. Emergency response teams have been mobilized to tackle the situation and mitigate the potential risks associated with the incident.
Eyewitnesses reported that a oil tanker was traveling along Pune-Mumbai expressway when, due to unforeseen circumstances, the tanker lost control and overturned, subsequently igniting a catastrophic fire.
Upon receiving distress calls, local fire departments, along with hazardous materials response teams, rushed to the scene. Their immediate focus was to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading further, as well as to assess the potential environmental impact and protect nearby communities.
The intensity of the fire, fueled by the highly flammable substances inside the tanker, posed significant challenges for the emergency responders. The acid plumes of thick black smoke billowing from the site further complicated their efforts. As a precautionary measure, authorities swiftly established safety parameters and evacuated nearby residents to ensure their well-being.
Due to this incident, traffic on highway got disrupted and commuters are facing massive traffic jam on highway.