After a gasoline truck was involved in an accident in Aguascalientes, which is located in central Mexico, a massive fire broke out and burned a railroad line as well as residences.
A tense video of the fire that was uploaded to social media quickly went viral, and it included overhead pictures of thick black smoke covering a big portion of the city. There was a video that showed a freight train speeding through a fire.
According to the website El Universal in Mexico, more than 1,500 individuals were forced to abandon their homes. The fire destroyed many residences as well as several automobiles.
El impacto provocó un incendio. Se desconoce el número de víctimas.
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There have been no reports of fatalities; nonetheless, a number of individuals have been sent to hospitals.
The driver of the truck has been apprehended by the police.
According to a post that Mayor Leo Montaez made on Facebook, there are 300 residences in the vicinity of the collision, and 120 of them have been damaged.
It is not quite apparent what caused the accident to take place. At first, it was reported that the truck had been involved in a collision with a train; however, the Reuters news agency is now reporting that the vehicle was involved in a collision with an overpass.
Pemex, a state-owned oil company, has disputed that it is the owner of the truck and said that it is assisting with attempts to control the fire.
According to El Universal’s reporting, there are around 200 firemen working to put out the fire.
A large freight train was seen on footage taken from a nearby parked automobile and passed through flames on both sides of the track.
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