Members of the Hazmat team cleaning up the area where the tanker lorry transporting industrial chemical believed to contain formaldehyde overturned on a south-bound lane of the North-South Expressway on Thursday. - Bernama
IPOH: A tanker lorry transporting industrial chemical believed to contain formaldehyde overturned on a south-bound lane of the North-South Expressway here, forcing temporary closure of that stretch on the highway.
Ipoh Fire and Rescue Station chief P. Sumasivam said two cars collided into the overturned tanker and four people, one of them the lorry driver, were injured in the accident at KM269.8, some three kilometres from the Jelapang toll plaza at 7.20am Thursday.
The injured people were sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, he told reporters at the scene.
He said traffic was diverted to the federal road as the stretch of the highway was expected to remain closed until 1pm as a Hazmat (Hazardous Materials) Unit team from the Pasir Puteh Fire and Rescue Station cleaned up the spot.
Sumasivam said the lorry was carrying 23 tonnes of industrial chemical from Prai, Penang, to Kuantan when the accident happened. - Bernama