Acid Tanker Capsizes on Rhine River in Germany

A tanker carrying 2,400 tons of sulfuric acid has capsized on Germany’s Rhine river, leaving two crew members missing, officials said.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that initial testing performed downstream showed no indications that the 360-foot (110-meter) tanker was leaking the acid.

The shipping office in Bingen could not say why the tanker capsized.

The two remaining crew members were rescued.

German authorities closed the river to shipping following the accident.

The vessel, which had departed from Ludwigshafen for Antwerp, Belgium, was floating on its side as rescue workers searched for the missing crew members.

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