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Tanker driver dies after truck overturns

08-16-2012 17:34 BJT

HANGZHOU, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- A driver of a fuel tanker has died after the vehicle overturned on an expressway in east China's Zhejiang Province.

The incident, on Thursday, also caused a chemical spill.

The 30-tonne truck was en route from Shanghai to the southeastern Fujian Province when it overturned on the road linking Beijing with Taipei at around 9 a.m., a spokesman with the fire brigade in Zhejiang's Quzhou City said.

Two people were on board the truck. The spokesman said: "One died and the other was injured."

The subsequent chemical spill of acid oil left a strong smell within a radius of around 100 meters. Rescuers from the fire brigade stopped the spill and the tanker was removed from the expressway.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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