(Translated from Brazilian Portuguese): A large explosion at a gas station at km 174 of the Washington Luís highway scared residents of the municipality of Rio Claro, in the interior of São Paulo, about 180 km from the capital, at around 6:40 pm this Wednesday (30) . Pedestrians circulating around the site recorded videos of the huge flames. Images taken by a drone show the extent of damage.
In one of the videos, it is possible to see that the flames reach part of a tanker truck parked in the gas station parking lot. The fire advances on the vehicle, until the explosion occurs. It is possible to observe the fall of debris and the destruction of the structure of the post.
The Fire Department reported that nine vehicles were moved to attend to the incident. So far, there are reports of 17 injured, 15 of which had minor injuries and two serious. The Washington Luís highway is closed towards the capital.
Read more (article in Brazilian Portuguese): https://noticias.r7.com/sao-paulo/explosao-em-posto-de-combustivel-assusta-moradores-de-rio-claro-sp-30062021
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