Trailer truck carrying liquid oxygen overturns at PLUS

Trailer truck carrying liquid oxygen overturns at PLUS

IPOH: A trailer laden with 22,000 litres of liquid oxygen (UN 1072) skidded before overturning at a road shoulder at Kilometre 391.9 North South Expressway south-bound after the Gua Tempurung rest and recreation area near here, today.

However, a Perak Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) spokeperson said an inspection by firemen clad in bunker gear with breathing equipment found no gas leaks so far.

“We received a distress call at 6.31 am and a team from the Tapah Fire and Rescue station, assisted by the Gopeng station were despatched to carry out the rescue operations,” he said in a statement here today.

He said the driver and assistant suffered minor injuries and managed to escape from the overturned vehicle.

— BERNAMA