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Major semi truck explosion reported at busy port


Authorities in California have confirmed that a semi truck exploded at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday.

The explosion occurred just before 10 a.m. on Harbor Boulevard, according to Fox 11.

Authorities say that an 18 wheeler hauling four cars caught fire and then exploded. In images captured at the scene, you can see that all five vehicles sustained massive damage from the explosion.

The truck driver was evaluated at the scene for injuries but declined to go to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The explosion was so forceful that many San Pedro residents reported that it shook their homes.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

You can view the scene of the explosion in the video below.

Explosion reported at Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro

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Posted by Fox 11 Los Angeles on Monday, April 15, 2019

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