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Spill injures 2, jams traffic

TRAFFIC tie-ups continued after a city expressway ramp was closed as authorities towed a tanker truck filled with propanol that overturned yesterday, injuring two people.

The crash happened at 2:17pm on expressway S32, road authorities said.

Firefighters were called to the scene to spray water to dilute the leaked chemical, a type of clear, colorless liquid alcohol used as a solvent and antiseptic.

"We try to prevent the chemical from spreading into the air," a firefighter said.

Part of the chemical will be buried underground at the site after it's treated, authorities said.

The injured, including the driver, were sent to a hospital, one in serious condition.

The truck was towed in the afternoon but the ramp was still blocked as of 5pm. Vehicles were detoured to other ramps.


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