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United States: Tanker truck overturns and explodes, one dead, homes and cars destroyed

United States: Tanker truck overturns and explodes, one dead, homes and cars destroyed

United States.- Tanker truck carrying flammable liquid Overturned and caught fire on a Maryland highway SaturdaySeveral houses and vehicles were damaged in the fire in one of the incidents where the driver died, officials said.

The crash happened around noon on U.S. Highway 15 in Frederick, about an hour west of Baltimore. Images posted on social media showed the fire and huge plume of smoke caused by the impact of the vehicle.

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One dead, houses destroyed and cars torched after tanker truck overturns and explodes

Firefighters arrived at the scene within minutes after receiving several emergency calls, but found the truck engulfed in flames. It spread to three houses and carsFrederick Fire Chief Tom Coe said at a news conference.

The affected house was heavily damaged and residents were evacuated. Two other houses sustained minor damage. He pointed out. The then unidentified lorry driver He died with no other known injuriesKo was added later.

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One dead, houses destroyed and cars torched after tanker truck overturns and explodes

Officials said they were investigating the exact chain of events that led to the incident and were working to determine what the item was transported, though Ko explained. It is believed to be a normal flammable liquid like naphtha or diesel, which poses no danger.

Special groups They will monitor air quality and isolate the area to remove liquid that has saturated the soil. pointed out. Federal Highway 15, which crosses the city of about 80,000 people, was closed in both directions due to the road accident, the State Highway Administration said.

With information from the Associated Press

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