900 cylinders blast in one go in Karnataka

The explosions went on for nearly three hours before the fire department successfully doused the fire

900 cylinders blast in one go in Karnataka

In an untoward incident, over 900 cylinders stored in two trucks blasted off near Chintamani in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapura district on Sunday night.

The blast led to a huge fire that engulfed the two trucks and a Bolero vehicle. However, no causalities were reported so far.

As per reports, the incident took place due to short circuit of battery.

The fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flame and as of now the situation is under control.

The police and fire department have also reached the spot to take stock of the situation.

The explosions went on for nearly three hours before the fire department successfully doused the fire.

Debris from the blast were scattered in half kilometre radius.

Multiple vehicles have been damaged and the loss is pegged at Rs.70 lakh.