KARACHI: A container truck carrying 780 sugar bags fell into the sea at Karachi Port, ARY News reported on Saturday.
The truck fell into the sea after its brakes failed. The driver of the truck managed to escape unhurt.
780 sacks of imported sugar got dumped in the sea as a result of the mishap, incurring a loss of millions on the state-run Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP).
Sugar was loaded onto the container truck from a ship, MV Unity, that arrived at the KPT from Dubai with 33,000 tonnes of the sweetener purchased by the TCP.
Earlier, on July 21, a ship, MV Hang Tong , ended up at Seaview beach after it ran aground. Owned by a Hong Kong-based company, it is 98 metres in length and 20 metres wide, and has a capacity of 3,600 deadweight tonnage.
The ship is yet to be salvaged.