Date: Monday, 12-December-2011, 9:27 AM | Message # 1
One person was injured on Sunday when a petrol tanker exploded in the south-eastern suburbs of the Australian city of Melbourne. The driver was off-loading fuel at a petrol station in Rowville in the early hours of the morning when it ignited. He was taken to hospital with burns to his arms and legs. Around five hundred people had to be evacuated from a nearby nightclub. Leaked fuel also burnt down the driveway of a nearby hotel, igniting two parked cars. Fire crews used foam on the fuel fire, which took about an hour to control. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the explosion.