Lorry carrying LP gas flips over in Bagerhat
A tank lorry carrying LP gas flipped over on Khulna-Mongla highway at Sonataniya Bazar in Bagerhat early yesterday.
Driver Karim, 50, lost control over the vehicle which was carrying 17 tonnes of LP gas, said Abul Hossain, deputy director (DD) of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Khulna.
Karim and his helper Shahid were injured and admitted to Islami Bank Hospital in Khulna.
The vehicle, which belongs to Jamuna LP Gas, was heading towards its Bogra plant from Mongla plant, he added.
The police personnel were on high alert on the spot, said the DD.
Four fire fighting units from Khulna, Bagerhat and Mongla EPZ areas conducted a rescue operation on the spot, he added.
The vehicle remained there until it was removed to a safer place around 5:30pm, said Katakhali Highway Police Station Officer-in-Charge KM Azizul Islam.