Bokajan, Sept 6: A tanker carrying the essential SK oil turned turtle over NH 39 affecting the vehicle traffic for hours on Wednesday. The incident took place at Balipathar area under the limits of Bokajan police station in Karbi Anglong. The tanker was carrying 9,000 litres of SK oil to Mokokchung from Dimapur Indian Oil depot.
Soon after the incident, both driver and helper of the vehicle left the scene. Hundreds of locals rushed to the spot and began drawing the spilled fuel despite restrictions of the police officials. Vehicular movement came to a grinding halt as many vehicles were stranded for a couple of hours due to the accident.
On Tuesday, another oil tanker developed leakage after one of its rear tyre went off creating a similar public chaos in the area.