Mexican authorities say that a truck driver and at least a dozen others were killed in a massive tanker explosion on Monday.
The explosion occurred around 11 a.m. on November 16 on the Guadalajara-Tepic highway, which connects the cities of Tepic and Guadalajara.
Local authorities say that a double tanker truck hauling liquified gas was traveling towards Guadalajara when the driver lost control, causing the truck to overturn.
The crash triggered a massive explosion which killed a dozen people in nearby vehicles. The truck driver was also killed.
“The explosion reached an area of around two hectares, in which four vehicles … were totally damaged: a tanker truck, two compact vehicles and a truck,” said the Nayarit Attorney General’s Office.
A 31 year old woman survived but was hospitalized for severe burns.
Horrifying video captured at the scene shows people running away from the explosion.
Explosión de pipa en carretera de Tepic pic.twitter.com/NIEPVAQ0aU
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