Thursday, July 16, 2009

Correction - No deaths in tanker crash

Corrected: Three people were injured after a gas tanker carrying some 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 reporters 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. Earlier reports that two had died appear to be incorrect. BNO put a post on its Twitter feed earlier in the day that 2 individuals had been killed, but authorities have not confirmed this.

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