22 killed in Saudi gas truck blast

Riyadh, Nov 1: A gas tanker truck exploded on a main road in the Saudi capital today, killing at least 22 people, injuring about 111 others and leaving a trail of destruction, officials said.
 The lorry veered into a bridge pylon at a junction on Khurays Road in Riyadh at about 7:30 am (local time), causing a gas leak that spread out and then burst into flames, destroying nearby cars and a business, the officials told AFP.
 A bus that had been gutted by the fire stood idle on the flyover, with witnesses saying that the vehicle had been transporting workers whose fate remained unknown.
 Another truck fell off the bridge due to the impact of the explosion, the witnesses said. AFP

Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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