Cleaning up work along the Km256 of the Plus highway near Senawang. Pic by HAZREEN MOHAMAD

KUALA LUMPUR: The route between Senawang and Pedas Linggi at the North-South Expressway has been re-opened in stages .

In a statement PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) said motorists travelling north and south can now use the route as usual.

The stretch was closed after an accident between a lorry tanker and car, saw acid being spilled onto the expressway.

In response to the incident, PLUS temporarily closed the highway in both directions for clean-up operations by the hazardous materials unit (Hazmat).

In the 3am accident the tanker lorry driver was killed and two women were badly injured in an accident at Km251.6 of the expressway near Senawang.

The tanker lorry, which had overturned, spilled 25,000 litres of acid onto the highway.

The accident is believed to have occurred when the tanker lorry, driven by a man in his 30s, collided with a Toyota carrying two women.

Both women were extricated from the wreckage and sent to the nearest hospital, said Fire and Rescue Department senior officer Zainurin.

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