A PETROL tanker carrying an estimated 8,700 gallons of octane overturned on a road near Aharathukha Market and Bawga Thiri Terminal in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The fuel tanker was reportedly trying to overtake a motorcycle at high speed at a bend when it toppled sideways and dragged about 100 feet down the road, said a local witness, adding that car accidents often take place at that turn. According to the Pyinmana Township Fire Service Department, no serious damage occurred after the truck overturned but the driver suffered minor injuries.
Traffic police said that the driver was taken to the hospital.
Thein Ko Lwin