Overturned tanker closes Batangas road to traffic | Inquirer News

Overturned tanker closes Batangas road to traffic

/ 01:18 PM May 06, 2014

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines — A tanker truck carrying tons of cement overturned early Tuesday, blocking a road in Cuenca, Batangas.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. on the national road in Barangay (village) Ibabao, said Senior Inspector Joel Laraya, Cuenca police chief. But as of 8:30 a.m., the vehicle had not been towed away, closing the road to motorists.

The tanker, driven by Eduardo Sacayanan and owned by Great Sierra Development Corp. was negotiating an uphill, zigzag road when the driver lost control of the vehicle.


“To keep the vehicle from backing down (the road), the driver tried to veer to its left but the tanker got separated (from the truck) and landed on the opposite lane. Both lanes were blocked,” Laraya said in a phone interview.


No one was reported injured in the accident.


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