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Shocker: Mexican Truck Explodes, Killing 37

From a shocked Associated Press:

Trucks entering the U.S. from Mexico drive along State Route 905, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, in San Diego. Dozens of truckers waved signs and American flags at the border crossing Thursday to protest a program that will allow up to 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere in the United States.

Mexico dynamite truck explosion kills 37

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico – A truck carrying mining explosives blew up after colliding with another vehicle in northern Mexico, killing at least 37 people, including three reporters who came to the scene, state and federal officials said.

Soldiers, police, emergency officials, nearby residents and reporters were on the scene Sunday night when the a fire broke out and the truck filled with explosives went off, according to Luis Horacio de Hoyos of the Coahuila state Attorney General’s Office.

The explosion occurred near the town of Sacramento.

Maximo Alberto Neri Lopez, a federal police official, said 37 people were killed and 150 were injured. He said the explosion left a 10-by-40 foot crater in the concrete.

De Hoyos said three newspaper reporters from the city of Monclova were among the dead.

Who says Mexican trucks are unsafe? 

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