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Fuel tanker explosion kills 1, injures 3 in Nueva Vizcaya

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A fuel tanker loaded with 40,000 liters of gasoline and diesel fell off a bridge and killed a man and injured three others in Bagabag town in Nueva Vizcaya.

Initial investigation showed that the tanker was originally on its way to Isabela province when it accidentally fell off Baretbet Bridge in the town around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday and exploded.

Maj. Romeo Barnachea, Bagabag police chief, said that the fatality is still unidentified because of the explosion.

He added that the fire quickly spread to nearby areas and hit a bunkhouse of construction workers.

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