Truck Carrying Gas Cylinders Overturns at Phuket Underpass

Phuket –

Firefighters were called after a truck which was carrying gas cylinders overturned at an underpass in Mueang Phuket.

The Phuket City Police were notified of the accident on Tuesday (August 22nd) at the Samkong Underpass on the Bypass Road in Rassada, Mueang Phuket.

Police and firefighters with multiple fire engines arrived at the underpass to find the overturned truck which was carrying gas cylinders on the underpasses Southbound lane.

The male driver Mr. Dawit Kongsomboon, 28, who had sustained minor injuries, told police that the truck was too heavy before he lost control of the vehicle. Mr. Puwanart Kanjanachai, 20, who was a passenger, had sustained various injuries.

Firefighters were spraying water and foam on the truck to prevent any fires. The underpass was temporarily closed to traffic on both Northbound and Southbound lanes while the gas cylinders and the truck were removed for safety. It took about half an hour to remove all gas cylinders from the truck.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.