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Long tailbacks and diversions after chemical tanker overturns on Route 304

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Long tailbacks and diversions after chemical tanker overturns on Route 304
 
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Picture: Naew Na
 
Severe disruption to traffic was reported after a tanker carrying 30 tons of methanol overturned on Route 304 heading towards Kabinburi yesterday. 
 
Sa Bua police needed to divert traffic around the stricken tanker on alternative routes due to the danger of explosion. 
 
Suwit, 48, had been taking the load from Phrapradaeng to Kabinburi. His journey had begun the previous night.
 
A six hour operation that concluded at 4pm involved siphoning off the methanol into another tanker before two cranes were used to right the 22 wheel tanker that had overturned. 
 
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Picture: Naew Na
 
While this was going on the fire brigade were constantly on standby.
 
Naew Na said there were luckily no deaths or injuries. 
 
They did not report at all why the tanker had overturned or what happened to the driver. 
 
Source: Naew Na
 

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2 Hand held fire extinguishers, should do it, with 30 tons

of highly flammable Methanol.

regards worgeordie

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6 hours ago, worgeordie said:

2 Hand held fire extinguishers, should do it, with 30 tons

of highly flammable Methanol.

regards worgeordie

That's if they could find them after the explosion?

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