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Gas truck overturns, bursts into flames on expressway

Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 09:00:06-05

HEBEI, CHINA (CCTV/CNN) - A truck loaded with liquefied natural gas overturned on the Beijing-Harbin expressway Sunday and burst into flames.

Two people inside the truck were taken to the hospital with serious burns, while passengers in the cars were able to flee their vehicles in time.

A witness captured the dramatic scene as the flames spread quickly.

It appears the gas leaking from the truck was ignited by nearby cars, sending a fireball down the highway.

The explosion forced part of the expressway closed temporarily due to the wall of fire.

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