Viña del Mar, Chile — At least four people were injured and another 600 were evacuated when a gas truck exploded Tuesday at a gas station in the coastal Chilean city of Viña del Mar
The accident occurred just after 12:30 p.m. when the truck was unloading gas at the station.
According to fire officials, The truck had a gas leak that caused it to explode and ignite the fire.
Police immediately cordoned a perimeter three blocks from the station, while firefighters tried to control the blaze and keep it from spreading to neighboring homes, businesses and a nursery school.
Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of all nearby buildings, which had some 600 people inside them.
The truck-driver and several others were all were taken to nearby hospitals.