NATION : Tornado Relief Truck Explodes
A mobile kitchen in a truck trailer sent to help victims of this week’s tornadoes exploded and caught fire today, injuring four workers, one of them critically, police said.
The explosion occurred when a propane tank overflowed while being filled from a second truck. The fuel was ignited by a flame from a stove in the mobile kitchen, Fire Chief George Plese said. “We had a very dangerous situation,” Plese said.
The kitchen was being used to serve food to relief workers in the area about 30 miles southwest of Chicago after a series of devastating tornadoes Tuesday that left 24 people dead and injured hundreds of others.