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September 10, 2007

Mexican Truck Explodes Killing 37

How fitting that on the day where the first Mexican trucks enter the U.S. we hear of a major trucking disaster in Mexico. I think it is a huge mistake, not just in terms of what this will do to labor markets and the economy, but also in terms of national security.

Mexican Truck Explodes

Sep 10 08:59 AM US/Eastern

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) - A truck carrying explosives for the mining industry exploded after running into another vehicle in northern Mexico, killing at least 37 people, a federal police official said Monday.

The two cars collided Sunday evening on a highway in Coahuila state, near the town of Sacramento, Luis Horacio de Hoyos said.

Soldiers, police, emergency officials, nearby residents and reporters were on the scene when the vehicle suddenly caught fire, igniting the truck full of explosives.

Maximo Alberto Neri Lopez, a federal police official, said 37 people were killed and 150 were injured. He said the explosion left a 3-meter by 15-meter crater in the concrete.

De Hoyos said three newspaper reporters from the city of Monclova were among the dead.

 

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Aww, that's really sad. I wish it won't happen anymore.

-James

Posted by: dump truck rentals | Dec 20, 2009 12:26:16 PM

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