Tanker plunges off flyover

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Jul 2005

PENANG: A petrol tanker plunged off a flyover in Bayan Lepas here, spilling about half its load of 21,840 litres of petrol on an open area 15m below. 

The driver was believed to have lost control of his vehicle at the flyover near the Penang International Airport in the 8am incident yesterday. He sustained minor facial injuries 

Some 21 firemen in four engines rushed to the scene and sprayed foam on the tanker to prevent the petrol from catching fire.  

Girl raped by brother-in-law 

KUANTAN: A 15-year-old girl found to be six months pregnant had been raped twice by her brother-in-law in Chenor, Maran. 

Police said her elder sister noticed she had gained weight and told her to do a pregnancy test. 

The girl then admitted that she was raped, and the sister lodged a police report. 

Police are looking for the girl’s brother-in-law. 

Four Rela members held  

IPOH: A Rela officer and three volunteers were arrested for allegedly taking protection money from foreign workers at a construction site in Sungai Siput. 

Sources said Anti-Corruption Agency officers arrested a 37-year-old Rela volunteer, believed to be the mastermind, while she was receiving RM1,500 from the workers’ supervisor at Kampung Muhibbah in Sungai Siput on Monday. 

Labourer with 100 pills held 

KUANTAN: Police raided a house in Jalan Bukit Ubi and arrested a 21-year-old labourer who had 100 amphetamine-type stimulant pills in his possession. 

Police said the labourer was hiding in a room when anti-narcotics officers raided the house at 12.15am yesterday. 

Two teens killed in crash 

IPOH: Two teenagers travelling on a motorcycle were killed in a collision with a lorry in Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman near Kanthan Baru in Chemor, near here.  

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