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By Bilal Kuchay


Shocking video shows cylinders bursting into flames one after another after the truck carrying them caught fire on a highway in India.

The truck – going from Haldwani to Almora in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand- caught fire while crossing an old bridge along the highway, making the cylinders burst into flames.

However, no-one was hurt as the driver and the helper jumped out of the truck immediately after the incident. Also, there were no vehicles or passersby near the spot when the incident occurred.

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Senior superintendent of police, Janmejay Khanduri said: “Police had managed to bring the situation under control.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, it is being surmised that some technical snag in the engine of the vehicle had led to the fire.”

“As the fire escalated, the cylinders began to explode one by one.”

The sound of the blasting cylinders created panic in the area with the locals coming out of their homes to check the reason for the blasts.

After the incident, the bridge damaged by the fire was closed for vehicular movement and traffic was diverted through an alternate route.