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7 burnt alive as tanker catches fire on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway

Thane: At least seven people were burnt alive when a tanker filled with highly inflammable material caught fire after overturning near here today.The mishap took place near Chaori check post on the Mumbai-Ahmedbad Highway at

PTI [ Updated: March 22, 2014 22:53 IST ]
7 burnt alive as tanker catches fire on mumbai ahmedabad
7 burnt alive as tanker catches fire on mumbai ahmedabad highway

Thane: At least seven people were burnt alive when a tanker filled with highly inflammable material caught fire after overturning near here today.


The mishap took place near Chaori check post on the Mumbai-Ahmedbad Highway at around 3 pm, officials in the district disaster control room said.

The tanker, said to be carrying petrol, went up in flames after overturning and exploding. Three persons travelling in the vehicle and four others walking on the road were burnt alive, control room chief Jaideep Visave said.

A few others were injured, he said, adding the tanker was on its way to Mumbai from Ahmedabad. Fire fighters and ambulances from nearby towns were rushed to the spot.

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