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Scare over sulphuric acid spill 

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A spill of sulphuric acid caused a major alert in Santa Cruz during the early-morning rush hour.

Tenerife fire brigade was called out after the driver of a truck carrying drums of the acid realised one of them had been leaking.

He was travelling along the TF-4 through the city when he immediately stopped and alerted the emergency services. He had been passing along Autovía de Penetración which is near the Cepsa oil refinery which increased concern about the possible impact of the spill of the corrosive material.

The accident happened at about 8am in the morning, with the local police and fire brigade having to cordon off the area whilst the incident was dealt with. The split drum, which leaked about 70 litres, was dealt with and the area washed down before the road could reopen.