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Russia: Watch as full fuel tanker is pulled out of Neva River01:29

Russia: Watch as full fuel tanker is pulled out of Neva River

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
November 10, 2014 at 11:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Workers were recovering a fuel truck, which had broken through a fence at full speed and fallen into Neva River in the centre of St. Petersburg, Monday.

The truck carrying more than 20 tonnes of fuel rammed 10 cars and fell into the bypass channel. Witnesses pulled the driver out of the water before the emergency services arrived at scene. The car was inspected by divers before they dragged it out onto dry land. Oil did not leak from the tank into the river, but as the vehicle had fuel on its body, fuel stains could be seen on the surface of the water.

According to preliminary reports, the tanker fell into the river due to malfunction of the braking system.

Russia: Watch as full fuel tanker is pulled out of Neva River01:29
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Workers were recovering a fuel truck, which had broken through a fence at full speed and fallen into Neva River in the centre of St. Petersburg, Monday.

The truck carrying more than 20 tonnes of fuel rammed 10 cars and fell into the bypass channel. Witnesses pulled the driver out of the water before the emergency services arrived at scene. The car was inspected by divers before they dragged it out onto dry land. Oil did not leak from the tank into the river, but as the vehicle had fuel on its body, fuel stains could be seen on the surface of the water.

According to preliminary reports, the tanker fell into the river due to malfunction of the braking system.

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