Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has sent a stern warning to real estate owners that the State will no longer be forking out millions of taxpayers’ money to rent dilapidated buildings.
You are here
Overturned truck was carrying lye
A truck reportedly carrying 13,000 litres of sodium hydroxide overturned just off the roundabout near Mt Hope hospital around 11 a.m. today.
Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda or lye, is an industrial cleaning agent, also called "caustic".
Shortly after the incident, the driver of the truck was reportedly taken to the nearby Mount Hope hospital by workers from the neighbouring San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation office. He is reported to have suffered minor injuries.
No other reports of injury or property damage as a result of the incident have been brought to our attention.
Police were on the scene of the accident, where they rerouted roundabout traffic counter-clockwise in single lanes.
Firemen, under Acting Fire Station Officer Derek McLean, also responded to the incident using water to remove the white oily substance from the road surface.
WASA officials, who were also on the scene, estimated the clean-up operation would require 50,000 litres of water.
We're continuing to monitor this developing story.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff.
Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments.
Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.