Trailer transporting over 500 gas cylinders overturns near Jempol

JEMPOL: A trailer loaded with more than 500 gas cylinders overturned at KM17 Jalan Bahau-Rompin near here.

Jempol district police chief Supt Hoo Chang Hook said in the 12.25pm incident on Monday (Jan 23), the trailer driver was carrying the cargo of empty tanks from Bahau to the Melaka depot for gas refill.

The gas tanks were scattered on the road and the 45-year-old driver was pinned at the front of the trailer.

"Preliminary investigations showed the driver lost control of his vehicle, veered into the opposite lane, hit the road curb and overturned in the middle of the road,” he said in a statement.

He said the cabin section was damaged with the windshield broken, adding that the front part was mangled with the rear metal hood bent.

He said the driver was extricated by the fire brigade and sent to Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah for treatment of a broken right arm and right leg.

The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. - Bernama

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