Thane: Tanker loaded with chemicals falls on its side on Mumbai-Nashik road; no victims | Representative photo
Thanks : A tanker loaded with chemicals fell on its side on the Mumbai-Nashik road in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Thursday shortly after midnight after its driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, an official said.
No one was injured in the accident which happened at 00:45 am near Anand Nagar check naka, said Avinash Sawant, head of the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of the Thane Municipal Corporation.
The tank truck was loaded with propylene glycol and the chemical leaked onto the road from the vehicle, he said.
A team of local firefighters and the RDMC rushed to the scene to provide assistance, he added.
Accident avoided on Mumbai-Pune highway
A trailer loaded with iron rods rolled back after brake failure recently on the Mumbai-Pune highway. Video showing the incident near Lonavala has surfaced on social media and shows the truck hitting a container vehicle, losing control and sliding down a slope.
The alert driver managed to take control of the vehicle amid the brake failure and avoided a major accident.
Increased focus on road safety
Ever since the fatal crash on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway that killed Cyrus Mistry and his friend and seriously injured two, there has been a greater focus on making highways and highways safer.
Currently, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started working on short term measures on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway within the jurisdiction of Palghar district.
Meanwhile, government agencies have also planned to heighten vigilance at Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai following the fatal accident that killed six people on October 5.
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