Mangaluru, Oct 8: A?major tragedy was averted by the alert staff at a petrol bunk in the city after a Maruti Omni car caught fire on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place at a petrol bunk Capitanio, where the ill-fated car had arrived to get its LPG cylinder filled. Once the cylinder was filled, the driver turned on the ignition. Within a second a fire was erupted. Shocked driver ran away leaving behind the vehicle inside the petrol bunk in a dangerous condition. A fuel tanker was also about to enter the petrol bunk when the tragedy occurred. However, in order to avert a major catastrophe, the staff at the petrol bunk started dousing the flames and then pushed the car away. Technical fault is stated to the cause for the mishap. The incident led to tension for a while as it occurred close to a petrol bunk. A fire tender was pressed into service. Nobody was injured in the mishap, fire force personnel said.