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Gas Tanker Truck Explodes Outside Jerusalem, Killing One

A gas tanker truck exploded outside Jerusalem on Wednesday after colliding with a vehicle, killing one person, the Israeli police said. According to the police, the gas truck flipped over after colliding with a car-carrier trailer in the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway, causing the gas-laden truck to burst into flames.

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A gas tanker truck exploded outside Jerusalem on Wednesday after colliding with a vehicle, killing one person, the Israeli police said.

According to the police, the gas truck flipped over after colliding with a car-carrier trailer in the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway, causing the gas-laden truck to burst into flames.

The truck driver was trapped inside the vehicle and could not be reached by the rescue team.

A spokesperson with Israel's rescue service later reported in a statement that the driver died of wounds.

Emergency teams blocked the area and called residents living one kilometer from the scene to leave the area

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