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Massive explosion of goods train and fuel tank in Mexico, fire in dozens of houses

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A freight train and a fuel tank collide in the state of Aguascalientes
As of now, no information has been revealed about the death of anyone in the incident.

Mexico City, Dozens of homes are reported to have caught fire after a freight train and a fuel tank collided in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. According to local media, a freight train rammed a fuel tanker in central Mexico on Thursday, causing a major fire. Nearby houses have also come in the grip of fire. After the incident, the local government said that rescue workers have been pressed into action and relief work is going on at the spot. At present, no information has come to the notice of life and property in this incident.

State fire chief Miguel Murillo said between 800 and 1,000 people were evacuated after the tanker hit an overpass and caught fire in a nearby residential area. He said that the truck driver has been arrested. According to local media, the driver of the fuel truck hit the train.

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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 21, 2022, 09:35 IST

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