Chemical truck spills acid in Bangkok

Breaking News November 12, 2012 00:00

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A truck carrying four tonnes of nitric acid overturned Monday, spilling the chemical onto an expressway lane of Kanchanapisek Road near Bang Bua Thong just north of Bangkok.


Police sealed the area shortly after 9.30am and contained the spill by spraying water and fire extinguisher foam. A motorcyclist who rode past the area reportedly inhaled the chemical, fainted and fell off the bike and traffic in the area became heavily congested.
Driver Niwapong Deeraksa, 25, who was slightly injured, told police the left rear wheel suddenly came off while he was driving, causing the truck to turn sideways and 120 gallons of nitric acid gas leaked out.
The Nation

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