Chemical truck collision in China's Gansu kills four, injures one

08 April 2011 11:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Two chemical trucks carrying solvent oil collided in northwestern China’s Gansu province on Friday, killing four people and injuring one person, state-run media Xinhua reported.

A chemical tank truck crashed into the rear-end of another truck in an expressway tunnel on the way from Lanzhou to Linzhao at 3:10 hours Beijing time (19:00 GMT) on Friday.

About 40 tonnes of solvent oil, which the two trucks were carrying, caught fire and exploded, Xinhua reported.

The blast ripped through a trailer in front of the two trucks, killing two people as they tried to escape from the trailer, the report said.

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