An overturned supertanker spilled diesel fuel along Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi, causing a 10-kilometer traffic jam and an environmental mess to clean up.
Driver Amnuay Kongsak, 37, was injured when he flipped his 22-wheel Scania tanker truck on a Bangkok bound overpass in Muang District’s Nong Maidang Sept. 20.
More than 10,000 liters of diesel spilled. Police and Chonburi Highway Department officials closed off the entire roadway going both directions, backing up traffic for 10 kilometers.
The river of diesel fuel – which Chonburi highways director Pisit Jankla said is not easily flammable – was blocked off and pushed into a storm drainage canal. The street was washed and returned to service.
No mention was made of what officials planned to do, if anything, to clean up the fuel in the drainage canal, which dumps directly into the ocean.