Rivers of blood follow Silesian road accident
PR dla Zagranicy
Around 8,000 litres of animal blood leaked from a tanker truck following a road accident in Stanislawow near Przyrow in the southern Silesian province on Friday night.
The incident happened after the truck landed in a roadside ditch and the blood started to flow out of one tanker’s hatches.
A fire crew on the spot managed to complete the clean-up operation on Saturday morning. A chemical platoon was also sent from Czestochowa to deal with the spill.
Fire authorities in Czestochowa told Polish Radio that the procedures following the accident were similar to those of a petrol spill, with some of the 8,000 litres of blood being cleaned up and the remainder being covered with lime.
Veterinary and environment inspectors were also informed of the incident, with the local veterinary inspector also examining the accident site. (jb)