Six people have died – including three firefighters – after a truck carrying 60 tons of liquified natural gas crashed and exploded in the Mongolian capital.

A car collision in Ulaanbaatar resulted in a fire that injured at least 11 people and spread to nearby buildings. The explosion, which was reportedly 60 tons of gas, was described as a strong earthquake. The fire quickly spread to three buildings, with residents escaping the fire before realizing their building was alight. The incident highlights the rapid response of firefighters to such emergencies.

A tank carrying a dangerous load of gas was allowed to enter a residential neighborhood containing many schools, causing a fire that killed four people and injured four children. The explosion blew out windows and destroyed balconies, and the fire was put out by 04:30. The incident raises questions about city planning and the safety of trucks traveling outside city limits.