13 Die in Fiery Mexico Crash

Gas tanker driver lost control while speeding: reports
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 7, 2013 9:06 AM CDT
A tanker exploded in Mexico state, killing at least 13.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A gas tanker crashed in Mexico today, resulting in a giant fireball and killing at least 13 people; another 13 were injured. Two of those killed were children, says an official. The crash occurred on a highway in Mexico state near Mexico City, CNN reports. The tanker had been speeding when it crashed into nearby houses and cars; 20 homes and 15 vehicles were reportedly damaged. (Read more fuel tankers stories.)

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