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Tanker lorry crashes into parapet wall; falls off overbridge near Harur

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Driver was seriously injured; cleaner escaped with minor injuries

Out of control:A tanker lorry fell onto the dry bed of the Vaniyar after hitting the parapet wall of overbridge near Harur in the early hours of Saturday. The vehicle was carrying palm oil from Andhra to Tamil Nadu. Oil began leaking from the vehicle after the fall. Both driver and cleaner were injured-Photo: Special Arrangement
Out of control:A tanker lorry fell onto the dry bed of the Vaniyar after hitting the parapet wall of overbridge near Harur in the early hours of Saturday. The vehicle was carrying palm oil from Andhra to Tamil Nadu. Oil began leaking from the vehicle after the fall. Both driver and cleaner were injured-Photo: Special Arrangement

A tanker lorry carrying palm oil from Andhra to Tamil Nadu fell onto the dry bed of the Vaniyar after crashing into the parapet wall of the overbridge near Harur. The accident took place when the driver R. Govindaraj (43) lost control of the vehicle while travelling on the overbridge on the Harur-Salem Highways in the early hours of Saturday. Severely injured, lorry driver Govindaraj was taken to the Salem Government Hospital. Cleaner Munusamy (30) escaped with minor injuries. Owing to the accident, oil from the tanker leaked into Vaniyar. The actual cost of the palm oil was not immediately known. A. Pallippatti police have registered a case and are investigating.

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