Caramel spill causes sticky situation


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 13 May 2003

TAIPING: Several motorcyclists skidded when their machines ran over caramel sauce gushing from a tanker at a busy traffic light junction in Simpang near here yesterday. 

District Fire and Rescue Department chief Mazlan Zainol said seven firemen were rushed to the scene after receiving a call from a member of the public at 11.40am about an oil spill. 

“It turned out to be caramel sauce instead,'' he added. 

Mechanic Huan Chin San, 40, suffered bruises on his arm after he was thrown off his motorcycle when he braked after seeing three other motorcyclists sprawling on the road. 

“We could have died if lorries or cars were coming behind us,” he said. 

Market trader Yap Long Lee, 52, said at least eight motorcyclists fell off their bikes in the incident. 

A shopkeeper in the vicinity said he noticed liquid gushing from one of the valves at the rear of the tanker, which was heading towards Taiping. 

He said a motorist gave chase and shouted out to the lorry driver about the spill before the latter got down to fasten the valve and continue on with his journey. 

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