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Lorry with spirit for Jawan rum production overturns in Kerala

The spirit was taken from Som Distilleries in Madhya Pradesh. Excise officials informed that the lorry has 30,000-litre capacity.

Alappuzha: A tanker lorry carrying spirit to Travancore Sugars and Chemicals overturned on Kalavoor National Highway here on Saturday. 3000-litre spirit spilled on the road following the accident. It is reported that 3 people suffered injuries in the accident.

The accident took place around 11.30 am on Saturday near Kalavoor block junction. The lorry carried extra neutral alcohol for the production of Jawan rum.

The spirit continued to spill on the road for nearly 3 hours. Palakkad native Sreejish (28) who is a Civil excise officer from Manjeshwaram excise check-post, lorry driver Amith Kumar and cleaner were injured in the accident.

According to police, the driver fell asleep behind the wheel resulting in the accident.

The lorry overturned into a paddy field near the road. Fire Force rushed to the spot and sprayed water to avoid chances of a fire accident due to the spirit spill.

The spirit was taken from Som Distilleries in Madhya Pradesh. Excise officials informed that the lorry has 30,000-litre capacity.

“As per the preliminary assumption, there is nothing abnormal in the accident,” informed excise deputy commissioner KK Anil Kumar.He added that a police investigation should be carried out to get clarity on the cause of the accident.

Alappuzha DySP DK Prithviraj, Alappuzha fire officer AR Abhilash and many higher officials reached the spot. Five mobile tank units of Fire Force from Alappuzha and Cherthala sprayed water on the lorry and in the area where spirit spilled.

Fire Force personnel led by Senior Fire and Rescue officers CR Jayakumar and Anil Kumar and Police team led by Mannachery SHO Ravi Santhosh carried out the rescue operation.

 

 



The above news was originally posted on english.mathrubhumi.com

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