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Tanker Explodes After Fall From Detroit Freeway

Blaze destroys nearby house, snarls rush-hour traffic

(Newser) - A tanker carrying propane exploded after falling 20 feet off a Detroit freeway during rush hour this morning and slamming to the ground below, the Detroit Free Press reports. The 75-foot fireball engulfed a nearby house, though its occupants escaped unscathed. The truck's cab, still on Interstate 75, burned too,... More »

Dallas Gas Explosion Injures 3

Truck fire ignites massive blasts; major highways shut down

(Newser) - At least three people were injured today after a stock of acetylene tanks and 18-wheelers exploded at a gas plant south of downtown Dallas, sending thick plumes of black smoke and chunks of debris flying into the air. Two people suffered burns and a third sustained a back injury; all... More »

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