A local truck driver sustained minor burns to his eyes and body as a result of a fuel spill in Flatts Village earlier today.

The incident occurred shortly after 9:30am at the Rubis Van Buren Service Station.

The man was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was treated before his release.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources said staff were on site within 20 minutes to help with the cleanup. Police, fire and Rubis personnel also attended.

“Much of the spill, provisionally estimated at less than ten to 20 gallons, would have evaporated,” she said.

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service estimated that ten gallons of fuel had been split while a Rubis fuel supply truck was being filled.

The immediate area was evacuated immediately and traffic was diverted as the fire service used liquid-absorbing material on the spillage. The road was cleared and re-opened to traffic by 1pm. And the cause of the spill is now under investigation.

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