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  • Anurag Goswami

Acid leak from a tanker on NH 16 in Nayagarh on June 17

A frantic situation was formed on National Highway-16 during the evening hours of June 17 after a tanker loaded with acid developed a leakage near Champagarh Square in between Khordha and Nayagarh districts in the state of Odisha. The vehicular movement on National Highway- 16 came to a standstill after the Champagarh square area suddenly engulfed with billowing smoke and this situation raised a wave of panic among the people. The fire department was soon informed when the locals saw smoke coming out of the area.

Teams of fire tenders from Tangi along with police official from Chandpur and Ranpur soon rushed to the spot after receiving the information and started spraying water on the tanker. The fire tenders faced difficulties to control the situation due to the billowing smoke, but they managed to bring the situation under control. No casualties were reported in this incident. Later, a technical team was also called upon immediately to transfer the acid in another tanker safely.

According to the reports, the acid-laden tanker was enroute to the city of Kolkata (West Bengal) from Berhampur (Odisha) when the incident took place as the valve of the tanker might have suffered damages.

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same. We at Cybertech Risk centre cover Biohazard, Chemical Spill, Explosive Materials, Fuel Spill, Fumes, Hazmat Response, Natural Gas Leak, Oil Spill, Radioactive Material, Unknown Substance under the “Hazmat” category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.

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