M25 and A2 delays as lorry smashes through barrier and is left suspended over major road
A lorry that crashed through safety barriers has been left partially suspended above a major road. The HGV collided with the side of the M25 at Junction 2, where the motorway passes over the A2 near Dartford in Kent on Wednesday. Pictures showed part of the lorry’s trailer sticking out over the motorway as well as tyre marks on the road.
“Significant damage” has been caused and congestion stretched six miles approaching the Dartford Crossing, according to Highways England.
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Phra Manut, 46, was last seen on April 2 by locals who took food to him in a cave where he was meditating in Phitsanulok province, central Thailand. However, fellow monks from the temple started to become concerned and called the emergency services when heavy rain hit the area and water flowed down the mountain on Sunday April 4. Thirty volunteer rescuers rushed to the cave while four divers went inside.
Another team monitored the water level but it it proved too difficult to get deep inside the area. They had difficulty reaching the monk due to the strong currents in the water flooding the cave but were finally able to him today at around 11:30am. Rescue chief Vitaya Muangsuk said: ‘The monk was found with fever, chills and fatigue.
After being taken out of the cave, has was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.’ Phra Manut, also known as Ajarn Nut, had been using the Phra Sai Ngam cave as a location to meditate for his annual religious pilgrimage for the last few years. However, he did not realise that rainstorms had been forecast this month. The cave is a two-kilometre long tunnel.
It has two entrances, one that was under the water and another was a hole that people need to climb up to get out. Locals said that routes inside the cave were like a maze which would be very hard for Phra Manut to find the way out and there was a monk who died inside two years ago. He is believed to have been trapped and unable to leave the cave after water rose inside.
The rescue operation was also paused each time rain, which has been battering Thailand in recent days, started again. The rescuer added: ‘The cave entrance is a 400-metre long gooseneck shape with 12-metre width accompanied with a four-metre deep basin. The team had to pass this area in order to reach the monk, who was believed to be 600 metres away. ‘The current in the cave was very strong and we couldn’t dive too deep while the water level kept rising.
We had to withdraw and start a new plan. ‘The next step was to drain water and prepare electricity for pumps, lights and communication devices to help the rescue mission.’ District chief Paramet Saengsawang said: ‘An oxygen tank was not enough to get to the other side of the cave, as the divers had to go against the current, taking more time than usual. ‘The first team that went in to survey the area said that the water was very dark and getting higher while the current was getting stronger.’ The incident has echoes of the ‘Wild Boars’ football team – 12 boys and their coach – who were trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province for 17 days from June 23 to July 10, 2018. They were later fitted out in full-face breathing masks and sedated before being pulled to safety. Former Thai Navy Seal Officer Saman Kunan lost his life during the rescue operation.
Newsflare ‘Damaged’ truck freed after becoming stuck underneath railway bridge in Camden, London A truck has been removed from underneath a railway bridge in Camden, London, after becoming trapped on April 7.
Footage shows police officers inspecting the trapped vehicle that attempted to drive under the bridge on Randolph Street. Newsflare’s filmer said another rescue vehicle had arrived to help remove the truck amid concern from those investigating structural damage to the bridge. Further clips show the rescue vehicle slowly pulling the truck from underneath the bridge.
The filmer also explains in the video: “The sign just before the bridge says 14.4, the one entering the road says 16.4. The police said the lorry driver got confused because there is different signage and there’s two bridges, one lower than the other. That’s why he managed to get stuck underneath the bridge.”
Emergency services were called to the scene.
Parts of the M25 and A2 were closed while the incident was dealt with and drivers were asked to allow extra time for their journeys if travelling in the area or to consider alternative routes.