LNG Explosion in Mongolia Kills 6, Including Firefighters

A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) explosion in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar killed six people, including three firefighters, and injured at least 11 people, according to local authorities. The incident began around 1 a.m. local time when a fuel truck carrying 60 tons of LNG crashed into a car at an intersection near the Dunjingarav market, located in the southeastern part of the city.

At least 600 firefighters and 100 emergency vehicles responded to the fire, which destroyed several buildings and cars near the explosion.

The crash resulted in one small explosion and a larger, secondary explosion occurring some time after that killed three firefighters due to being struck by pieces of the truck. Local authorities reported that 10 individuals went to local hospitals for burns and one child was treated for poisoning.