2 killed, 10 injured in accident involving overturned fuel tanker truck in Damascus

Damascus, SANA – Two persons were killed and ten others were injured when a fuel tanker truck overturned on the Qasioun-Damascus road near al-Shami Hospital.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA’s reporter that the truck driver lost control of the vehicle due to a brake failure which led to the vehicle being run off the road, killing of two persons and injuring 10 others, in addition to causing damage to 16 cars, some of which were severely damaged.

The reporter said that work is underway to empty the tanker of fuel to avoid any further harm from the fuel catching fire, pointing out that the road is cut off in both directions as a result of this accident, which led to traffic jams.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh

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