Oil tanker catches fire in Choudwar

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Cuttack: Panic gripped the locals of Choudwar area in Cuttack district today after an oil tanker caught fire near Jagatpur College. However, no casualty was reported.

As per sources, the tanker caught fire while passing through Jagatpur College road. While the driver of the vehicle fled the spot following the incident, the flames engulfed the vehicle in no time.

Meanwhile, locals swung into action and doused the flames. Later, police reached the spot and took stock of the situation.

The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, sources said.

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