Madurai

Acid tanker overturns on highway

An acid tanker overturned on the Thoothukudi – Tiruchendur highway at Pazhayakaayal near here on Friday. Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap.

When a tanker, carrying hydrochloric acid from a private chemical manufacturing unit at Arumuganeri to Chennai, was crossing Pazhayakaayal, the driver lost control of the vehicle even as he was negotiating a curve. As the tanker overturned on the highway, the acid flowed from the tank and triggered irritating acid fumes that caused breathing problem to the nearby residents and passers-by. After the panic-stricken public informed the police and the fire and rescue services personnel, concentration of the acid was diluted with large quantity of water.

Consequently, vehicular traffic was hit for a while and the vehicles were diverted via an alternate route.

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