China tanker blast: 18 killed, 189 injured as oil tanker explodes on highway in Zhejiang

Eighteen killed, hundreds hurt as oil tanker explodes on freeway in China’s

A tanker truck has exploded on a freeway in southeastern China, killing 18 individuals and injuring at the very least 189 some others, authorities claimed on Sunday, June 14. 

The tanker exploded in the vicinity of a village in the Wenling area of the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway on Saturday evening, Xinhua news company.

The explosion triggered intensive destruction to close by buildings. A person photograph showed firefighters hosing down a row of structures with blown-out facades properly into the night time. A next blast took spot when the blown-up truck fell onto a workshop in the vicinity of the expressway. The explosions caused the household homes and manufacturing unit workshops to collapse. 

Hundreds of firefighters rescued 189 folks

Hundreds of firefighters had been sent to the scene for rescue perform. As of Sunday morning, a overall of 189 injured individuals were being acquiring health-related cure in hospitals. Rescue and search initiatives ended up underway.

A number of movies of the explosion were being carrying out rounds on social media that confirmed a substantial explosion and charred facades of nearby structures around the town of Wenling.