Bajul crash: Massive explosion on the Bruce Highway after military tanker crashes into a seven-car pile-up south of Rockhampton, Queensland
A seven-car wreck has closed the Bruce Highway emergency services are currently responding to what is believed to be a military tank wreck.
A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland after a truck carrying a military tank crashed into a seven-car pile-up, causing a massive explosion and fire.
A series of explosions occurred on the Bruce Highway at Comino Road in Bazul, south of Rockhampton, at around 11:25am on Wednesday, involving trucks, a caravan and other vehicles.
The fire quickly spread between the car and the side of the road leaving a plume of smoke that could be seen from a distance.
The military tank is believed to be traveling behind a truck involved in the crash.
The total number of people involved is unknown at this stage, but one is believed to have suffered a serious head injury.
A massive explosion and fire erupted after a military tanker crashed into a pile of seven cars in Queensland.
A series of explosions were reported on the Bruce Highway at Bazul’s Comino Road (pictured) south of Rockhampton about 11:25am on Wednesday.
The railroad near the road is also now closed, as a grass fire burning near the road threatens the tracks.
The Bruce Highway has been closed and is expected to remain so for the next few hours while emergency services work to quell the fire and get people to safety.
A 500-metre exclusion zone has been established in the area around the site and up to nine QFES vehicles are there or en route.
Queensland Police declared an emergency under the Preservation of Public Safety Act at 12:36 p.m.
“The public is asked to avoid areas within the exclusion zone and stay indoors or in their vehicles,” police said in a statement.
Queensland Ambulance Service told the ABC two were in a stable condition and a third was in a serious but stable condition.
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