Spill on the expressway

Spill on the expressway - March 12, 2004


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At 11:28am on March 12, 2004, drivers on the expressway were getting out of their cars and running back down the highway.


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Half a kilometer up the road, a truck had crashed, spilling some kind of gas on the expressway (upper right hand corner).


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The initial panic was probably caused by radio reports that mentioned the 1990 gas disaster on Petchburi Road.
(On September 24, 1990 a liquefied petroleum gas tanker crash and explosion kills 63 and injures 90.)


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Most people quickly returned to their cars to wait and watch.


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A taxi driver gets impatient, and despite the protests from an orange-suited road worker, drives through the spill (upper right hand corner).


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Within 5 minutes, a cleanup crew arrives and spreads white powder over the spill area.


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As soon as the spill is covered...


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...traffic is allowed to proceed.


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