Beluran-Sandakan road cut off after tanker flips

 

The palm oil tanker landed on its side after skidding off the road, causing a six-hour jam along the Beluran-Sandakan road Thursday. - Photo courtesy of Bomba Sabah
The palm oil tanker landed on its side after skidding off the road, causing a six-hour jam along the Beluran-Sandakan road Thursday. – Photo courtesy of Bomba Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Traffic along the Beluran-Sandakan road linking Sabah’s east and west coast was cut off for about six hours after an oil tanker skidded off the road and landed on its side.

The tanker which was ferrying palm oil ended up blocking the road after its driver lost control at about 11am Thursday.

Vehicles heading from both directions had to turn back and find alternative routes to reach their destination.

The police arrived soon after the incident to control traffic.

Lorry driver Mohd Yazid Harun, 46, escaped with minor injuries and has been taken to the nearest hospital for outpatient treatment.

No one else was hurt in the accident.

Meanwhile, two cranes had to be used to lift the oil tanker and make way for vehicles using the road.