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Cooking gas cylinders from toppled six-wheeler cause injury, traffic chaos in Udon Thani

Sep 03. 2018
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By The Nation

Dozens of cooking-gas cylinders spilled out of an overturned six-wheel truck in the middle of Mitraparp Highway in Tambon Nong Phai, in Udon Thani’s Mueang district, on Monday, prompting the police to seal off the scene as a safety precaution, and hence causing severe traffic jams.

The fully loaded truck lost control while heading towards the Muang Udon Thani Museum, resulting in a crash that injured two people on board, said Pol Lt-Colonel Danchai Mulpong of Noen Sung precinct.

The danger of a gas leakage caused police officers seal off a section of the road from traffic for hours, so that the scene could first be cleared.

A car that was passing by at the time of the accident was also damaged by a fallen cooking-gas cylinder, police said.

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