Thursday, July 16, 2009

2 dead in tanker blast on US freeway

At least two people have died after a gas tanker carrying 9000 gallons [34,000 litres] of fuel overturned and exploded on an I-75 overpass in Hazel Park, Michigan in the United Sates. Reports say that a bridge has collapsed following a massive fire and a series of blasts. A Michigan state police spokesman told the media that two tankers were involved in the incident which occurred at 20:30 local time. Fire crews attending the scene were confronted with huge clouds of black smoke and roads in the area have been closed.

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