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Collision of gas truck and car in Mongolia sets off explosions that kill 3 firefighters

Associated Press

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — A truck carrying 60 tons of liquefied natural gas and a car collided at an intersection in the Mongolian capital, causing a series of explosions that killed three firefighters and injured 11 people. Images showed a massive fireball at the scene of the crash outside a shopping center early on Wednesday, close to an apartment building and international school in Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia’s Emergency Management Office says three explosions occurred after the crash, the last of which killed the firefighters. Ten people were taken to a hospital to be treated for burns, and another person was being treated at a poison center.

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