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Food Truck Explodes in Philly, Two Remain Critical

Philadelphia police said a leaking propane tank caused the explosion, which happened around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

A food truck exploded on Tuesday in Philadelphia’s Feltonville neighborhood, injuring at least 12 people. 

Five of the injured were initially reported in critical condition, NBC10 said. As of Wednesday, a mother and her 17-year-old daughter who were working in the truck are still listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital, according to NBC 10.

Philadelphia police said a leaking propane tank caused the explosion, which happened around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The truck, called La Parrillada Chapina, was parked outside an auto body shop in the 300 block of West Wyoming Avenue, according to 6 ABC.

A SEPTA police officer who was on duty nearby responded immediately and found multiple victims in the street. One of the victims was on fire, 6 ABC reported.




The Truth July 02, 2014 at 10:51 PM
The last time I ate food out of a truck there was a similar explosion...
Joe Bisch July 04, 2014 at 10:33 AM
I don't go near them.
Nick Matregrano July 04, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Propane is a very flammable and explosive heavy gas. A lot heavier than air, if there is a leak it will hang low until it finds an ignition source. You have to make sure the regulator and hose is tight on the bottle and replace hoses if they become cracked or dry rotted. They require daily maintenance.
Tracy July 06, 2014 at 08:34 AM
Same video of lunch truck

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