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Caught on Camera: Tanker Explodes at Gas Station

A tanker driver was injured Sunday when the vehicle exploded at a gas station in Melbourne, Australia. Closed-circuit TV caught the blast on camera, which occurred when leaked gasoline somehow ignited during refueling, the Australian Broadcasting Company reported.

Herald Sun:

Fire crews arrived at the petrol station in Stud Road, Rowville, at about 1am to find the tanker ablaze.

Another wall of flame up to 150 metres long, caused by leaked fuel, also burnt down the driveway of a nearby hotel, igniting two parked cars.

"There was another car trying to escape the flames that crashed into a tree, but I believe there wasn't anyone injured in that," Country Fire Authority (CFA) deputy group officer Peter Shaw said.

The driver of the petrol tanker was taken to hospital with burns to his arms and legs.

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