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Truck with gas cylinders overturns on ghat road

Staff Reporter

Miraculous escape for all three persons on board

TIRUPATI: A truck with 300 gas cylinders capsized on the first Tirumala ghat road on Wednesday. Fortunately, the cylinders were empty and were being ferried down to Tirupati for refilling when the accident occurred.

According to the Tirumala traffic police, while negotiating a curve at the 32nd turning, the driver, N. Krishna, 34, lost control of the vehicle, hit the railing and parapet wall, resulting in the truck plunging 10 feet into the valley.

Minor injuries

Along with the driver, its cleaner K. Nageshwar, 20, and another person, Madan Mohan, 15, had a miraculous escape from the jaws of death, sustaining minor injuries in the process.

All the cylinders remained intact in the vehicle, in spite of the truck rolling down and heavy impact of the accident.

The road remained unaffected on the ghat road and vehicular traffic went on as usual.

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