Truck hauling gas cylinders overturns in Najomtien

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Three people were injured when a six-wheeled truck carrying 70 gas cylinders overturned in Najomtien.

Three people were injured when a six-wheeled truck carrying 70 gas cylinders overturned in Najomtien.

Empty tanks ranging in size from seven to 48 kilograms scattered across Sukhumvit Road in front of the Najomtien Sub-district office March 14, causing a massive traffic backup and fears of a gas explosion. None occurred.

Truck driver Pisit Pongsura, 56, and coworkers Nongnooch Noiprai, 40, and Rawin, 44, were hurt and taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center.

Pisit told police he was taking the empty tanks to be refilled in Sattahip, but was cut off by another vehicle. He swerved and the top-heavy truck overturned.