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Butane tanker truck overturns on Tulum highway

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A large butane tanker truck overturned Tuesday while traveling along the Felipe Carrillo Puerto-Tulum highway.

The accident occurred a few kilometers from the junction to Chumpón along the Federal 307 highway when, officials say, the large vehicle took a corner separating the gas container from the vehicle. The container then overturned, completely blocking the highway.

Due to the flammable nature of the container, firefighters and civil protection assisted police in dealing with the container, however, inspectors found the vehicle load to be empty.

There were no reported injuries. Traffic was congested in the area for several hours