Driver detained after lorry poured 4 tons of hydrochloric acid on road in Turkey’s Tekirdağ
TEKİRDAĞA driver was detained after the lorry he drove poured hydrochloric acid on a road in the Marmara province of Tekirdağ on June 8, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The lorry laden with 10 tons of hydrochloric acid was heading toward the Marmara Ereğlisi district from Çerkezköy. Two barrels of the acid slid off the flatbed and poured on the road while he was driving.
Four tons of the corrosive hydrochloric acid, known as the “spirit of salt” in Turkey, poured on the asphalt. Uğur Ocak, the driver of the lorry, informed the police immediately after the incident. Police officers arrived at the scene to take security measures.
A street cleaner vehicle from the Directorate of Parks and Gardens undertook the cleaning process before a rain also helped sweep away any remaining hydrochloric acid on the road.
Meanwhile, Ocak was detained by the police and taken to police headquarters for his testimony.