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Fiery explosion after train hits truck in Texas

Trucker jumped from cab just before collision

August 23, 2012
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A tanker truck carrying more than 8,000 gallons of fuel was struck by a freight train early this morning outside of Dallas, Tx, resulting in a fiery explosion – but no injuries.

Officials says the tanker was struck by a Union Pacific freight train after it got stuck on the tracks.

The trucker jumped from the cab just before the train hit the rig. A conductor and engineer on the train escaped without injuries as well.

Emergency crews responding to the scene evacuated about fifty homes in the area due to the smoke.

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