Smoke spreads after a tanker explosion on a major highway in Hunan province, China
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Tanker road blast kills five in China's Hunan province

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has exploded in central China, killing five people, including three firefighters.

The blast happened on a major motorway in Hunan province on Saturday, and was so powerful the tanker was still burning the following day.

Seven vehicles, including two fire trucks, were destroyed in the blast and 50 people had to be evacuated from their cars, state media reported.

  • 08 Oct 2012
  • From the section Asia