Toxic acid truck crash closes Durban road

2016-05-12 21:29
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Durban – A Durban road was closed on Thursday night following a crash involving a truck carrying hydrochloric acid.

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ER24 spokesperson, Robert McKenzie said the The East-bound offramp of the M7 onto Umbilo Road in Glenwood had to be closed due to the hazardous materials involved after a truck overturned.

"There are a lot of fumes which made it hard for rescuers and medical personnel to gain access to the people," McKenzie told News24.

Motorists were urged to find alternative routes.

One person sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to hospital while another person was also injured.

Fire fighters, the SAPS and other authorities were currently at the scene.

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