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Empty oil tanker catches fire in Samba

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Jammu: An empty oil tanker was damaged in a fire incident on Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district, police said on Tuesday.

The tanker caught fire shortly after its driver and conductor stopped for dinner at a roadside eatery in Ghagwal area around 9 pm on Monday. The duo managed to escape unhurt, a police official said.

He said the tanker had returned from Srinagar after unloading the fuel and it is suspected that the fire was caused by the short circuit in the wiring of the vehicle’s cabin.

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