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Warning for possible acid spill in Suvavou waters

Warning for possible acid spill in Suvavou waters
February 16
11:00 2017

The Fiji Police Force yesterday confirmed a 10 tonne truck carrying a battery container fell to the side of the road at RB Harbourpoint on Marine Drive, Lami.

“At about 1800 hours today (yesterday) at RB Harbourpoint on Marine Drive, a container truck (10 tonne) driven by 21-year-old was carrying battery container from Kings Wharf to Wailada,” Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said.

“Upon reaching the bend at Suvavou, the driver heard a sound from the back of the truck and pulled to the left side of the road and turned over to its left side resulting in the container landing on the footpath.

“Contents of the container remain safe inside but chemicals assumed to be battery acid spilled from the container and covered the road.

“Fire brigade arrived and managed to contain the chemicals, however precautionary measures need to be adopted by those living near the area and not swimming or using the water sources for now,” she said.

Ms Naisoro also confirmed that there were no injuries sustained by the driver or bystanders.

Source: Fiji Police Force

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