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Australia Man dies in fuel tanker crash at Meadows in Adelaide Hills, causing fire which melted road

02:06  16 october  2020
02:06  16 october  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

Man killed in fuel tanker crash near Adelaide

  Man killed in fuel tanker crash near Adelaide A 59-year old driver of a fuel tanker has been killed in crash near Adelaide, with witnesses reporting seeing flames shoot 20 metres into the air. Emergency services said the 14,000L the tanker, believed to be carrying diesel, left the road, hit a tree and rolled, before catching fire in Meadows, in the Adelaide Hills, at 11pm yesterday. © Nine A tanker driver has been killed in the Adelaide Hills. A crew of 70 firefighters battled the blaze, the South Australia Country Fire Service said.South Australian Police is investigating.The man, from nearby Echunga, died at the scene, police said.

People watch the fuel tanker blaze which erupted in Nigeria today after the vehicle overturned and its contents exploded as people were trying to gather up the petrol. Baba said a pregnant woman and at least two children were among those who had died and two firefighters had sustained serious burns.

Firefighters have brought the fire under control but they expected to keep working through the day. A man stands behind a burning barricade during the fifth straight day of protests against police The crash is the latest in recent series of accidents involving the U.S. military deployed to and near Japan.

a close up of a fire truck at night: The remains of the fuel tanker after the crash on Brookman Road at Meadows. (ABC News) © Provided by ABC NEWS The remains of the fuel tanker after the crash on Brookman Road at Meadows. (ABC News)

A 59-year-old Echunga man has died after his fuel tanker crashed into a tree last night at Meadows, in the Adelaide Hills.

The accident happened just after 11:00pm on Brookman Road, when the 14,000-litre truck left the road and rolled, before bursting into flames.

Witnesses who called triple-0 reported seeing flames shooting 20 metres into the air.

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The stunned tanker driver appears to go toward the other man to stop him, then realises there is nothing he can do and turns away with his hands on his head. The hysterical woman filming it screams as the husband is seen clambering up into the road and heads straight into the roaring flames.

More than 100 killed in Nigeria tanker fire as villagers tried to scoop up spilled fuel before blast.

Seventy firefighters from the Country Fire Service and Metropolitan Fire Service fought the blaze, which melted parts of the road.

Brookman Road will be closed between Morris Road and Hammersmith Drive for most of the day as crews carry out repairs.

The Environment Protection Authority is at the scene to assess the environmental impact of the fuel spilling into Meadows Creek.

The man's death brought the number of people killed on South Australia's roads this year to 70.

"Clearly 70 more than we should have," Senior Constable Dave Muir told ABC Radio Adelaide.

Yesterday, a 22-year-old Felixstow man died after the car he was driving hit a tree and burst into flames on Main North Road at Elizabeth.

South Australia's road toll at this time last year was 86.

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