A petrol tanker overturned at Vatakara today, spilling 12,000 litres of fuel on the road, police said.
The incident occurred at around 5:30 am, injuring the truck driver, they said.
"Fire engines reached the spot and we have contained the situation. The tanker had 12,000 litres of fuel. All the fuel has been spilled," a fireman in the rescue team told news agency PTI.
According to the police, the truck carrying Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) fuel hit a road roller before turning turtle.
It was carrying petrol in three compartments of 4,000 litres each, they added.
"Only the driver was injured in the accident and he has been admitted to a nearby hospital," said police.
"We have closed the road and traffic has been diverted", they added.