A trailer laden with 22,000 litres of liquid oxygen (UN 1072) skidded before overturning at a road shoulder at Kilometre 391.9 North South Expressway south-bound after the Gua Tempurung rest and recreation area today (May 28).
However, a Perak Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) spokeperson said an inspection by firemen clad in bunker gear with breathing equipment found no gas leaks so far.
“The department is still conducting operations at the location to make sure there is really no leaks.
“We received a distress call at 6.31 am and a team from the Tapah Fire and Rescue station, assisted by the Gopeng station were dispatched to carry out the rescue operations,” he said in a statement today.
He said the driver and assistant suffered minor injuries and managed to escape from the overturned vehicle.