Ten dead in the explosion of a tanker truck stuck under a bridge because it was too high to pass

Ten dead in the explosion of a tanker truck stuck under a bridge because it was too high to pass

Early in the morning, the truck got stuck under a bridge near a hospital and houses in a residential area. “We got a call around 7:50 a.m. The firefighters left to put out a fire. Unfortunately, the truck exploded,” said William Ntlady, a spokesman for the area emergency services.

Amateur videos circulating on social media show a huge fireball exploding under the bridge. The tanker truck was probably too high to pass through this place. It was filled with 60,000 liters of LPG.

The injured driver was taken to hospital. Of the 40 injured, half are in serious condition, 15 others are seriously injured but are in stable condition, while six firefighters sustained minor injuries.

“hug shake”

Jean-Marie Boysen heard an explosion early in the morning, shortly after 6:30 a.m. “It’s a very sad day for our little suburb. There was a heavy shivering. I grew up here and immediately said to myself: This has nothing to do with the mining activity. It’s closer to 6.5 degrees.” on the Richter scale.” “I went upstairs and saw flames. I thought the house was on fire. I called the fire brigade, and they assured me they were already on their way.”

Then the bad news followed in the morning. “On the other side of the road there are two kids, a girl of 16 and a guy of 25 who came to mow my lawn regularly.” Both died.

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