"Trafik Jem Macam Sardin" – Netizens Amused By Truck Carrying Sardine Overturning In Perak
Photos and videos online showing an overturned trailer carrying sardine cans in Perak have caught the attention of netizens, prompting them to leave lighthearted comments about the accident
According to New Straits Times, the accident took place at KM265.9 of the North-South Expressway (southbound) in Kuala Kangsar, causing traffic congestion that stretched as far as 5km.
Kuala Kangsar district police chief ACP Omar Bakhtiar Yaacob shared that the trailer was said to have lost control and overturned at 1pm yesterday, 3 August.
"Thousands of sardine cans were scattered along the stretch, which was then closed for all vehicles," he told New Straits Times.
"Road users from the north were diverted to the Kuala Kangsar Toll Plaza for cleaning work to be carried out."
Astro Awani reported that the Fire and Rescue Department in Perak did not carry out a rescue operation at the scene as the incident did not involve any victims.
Speaking to SAYS, the wife of the trailer driver, Arni Natasha, confirmed that her husband is safe
Meanwhile, a 44-second video showing sardine paste splattered over the stretch of the highway has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook
Based on the video, the long stretch of road was covered in red paste, which is believed to be caused by motorcycles and cars running over the cans or the impact caused by the crash.
Many comments found under the video wished the trailer driver was unharmed.
Some netizens said that the sardine cans are of Ayam Brand, with several Facebook users noting that they are expensive. Two netizens even suggested road users take some of the cans home as it would help clear the road.
Many netizens also encouraged road users to pick up the sardine cans as they can be used to feed cats at home. One person added in jest that the smell of sardines was so strong that it could attract a village of cats to come to the scene.
One Twitter user joked that the accident is the perfect analogy of the Bahasa Melayu saying 'packed like sardines'