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Watch video: Cargo train hits fuel tanker in central Mexico leads to massive fire, several homes on fire

Mexico Cargo Hits Fuel Tanker: After the incident, the state government said that rescue workers have been pressed into action and relief work is going on at the spot. At present, no information has been revealed about the loss of life and property in this incident.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mexico City: Dozens of homes are reported to have caught fire after a freight train and a fuel tank collided in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. A freight train hit a fuel tanker in central Mexico on Thursday, causing a major fire, according to local media. Nearby houses have also come in the grip of fire. After the incident, the local government said that rescue workers have been pressed into action and relief work is going on at the spot. At present, no information has come to the notice of life and property in this incident.

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Video footage of the fire on social media showed a cargo train hurtling through the flames after the accident in the city of Aguascalientes, as stunned drivers at the scene retreated from their cars holding children close.

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State fire chief Miguel Murillo said between 800 and 1,000 people were evacuated after the tanker hit an overpass and caught fire in a nearby residential area. He said that the truck driver has been arrested. According to local media, the driver of the fuel truck hit the train.

Twelve people had been rescued from houses and no one was injured, Murillo said, although one person had suffered minor effects from smoke inhalation. The driver of the truck has been arrested, he said.

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