BREAKING: Emergency plan activated as tanker carrying 30,000 litres of butane gas overturns in south of Spain

AN EMERGENCY plan to deal with accidents involving the transport of dangerous goods has swung into action in Andalucia tonight (Monday) after a tanker lorry carrying around 30,000 litres of butane gas overturned.

The Andalucian government delegate for Huelva, Bella Verano, activated the plan at 8.47pm after the accident at km 61 of the A-49 at Bonares in the direction of Huelva.

The emergency services were alerted to the incident by calls at around 7pm indicating the tanker driver had also been injured in the incident. He has been transferred to hospital.

Andalucia’s emergency group (GREA), firefighters, Guardia Civil and Local Police officers from Bonares were quickly on the scene.

Spain’s road authority, the DGT, said that although there was diesel spilt on the road from the crashed vehicle there was no leakage of butane gas from the tanker.

Traffic diversions have been put in place as the road remains closed while the gas is transferred to another tanker – which is expected to take until the early hours of the morning.

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