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Police caution public after road accident causes chemical spill

07:36 Thu Feb 16, 2017


Taken from/By: Facebook - Jerry Wong
Report by: Maggie Boyle

Police are requesting members of the public not to swim or use the waters near the Lami Bridge close to RB’s Harbour point as a precautionary measure.

Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says this follows an accident last night whereby a container truck carrying harmful chemicals overturned near the vicinity as there is a likelihood that the substances had seeped into the nearby sea.

The truck driven by a 21 year old was carrying a container of battery acid picked up from the wharf and was heading to Wailada.

When nearing the bend near Harbour point the driver heard a sound and parked the vehicle and in the process somehow caused the container to overturn.

Officials from NFA were also at the scene and some contents of the container had spilled onto the road and culvert.



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