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Truck spews 800 litres of diesel onto road
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Truck spews 800 litres of diesel onto road

14.05.2014 From our online archive
A truck spewed out about 800 litres of diesel across the road in Esch-sur-Alzette on Tuesday after its trailer became dislodged and pierced the fuel tank.

(ADW) A truck spewed out about 800 litres of diesel across the road in Esch-sur-Alzette on Tuesday after its trailer became dislodged and pierced the fuel tank.

It is not clear how the accident occurred, but a container on the trailer of the truck appeared to be the culprit, crushing a fuel tank on the side of the vehicle.

Pumps were used to remove as much fuel as possible as well as sand to clean up the road surface.

It took 20 emergency service workers and six vehicles about four hours to completely clean the site in Esch-sur-Alzette.

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