About 40,000 litres diesel spilt as tanker overturns in Uch Sharif


UCH SHARIF: Thousands of litres of oil was spilt and two persons were injured when an over-speeding oil tanker overturned here on Sunday.

Rescue sources said that a Sheikhupura bound oil tanker coming from Karachi with over 40,000-litre diesel turned turtle due to reckless driving at the National Highway near Qazi Ahmad area of Uch Sharif.

Over 40 thousand litres oil was spilt while two including driver and a helper, were injured in the accident. Both injured were transferred to the Civil Hospital.

The police closed all routes leading to the site of the accident and launched the rescue operation. The injured driver and helper were shifted to hospital for treatment.

According to police officials, the accident took place when the driver dozed off.