Manila: A fuel truck crashed outside a
restaurant in the Philippines on Wednesday, setting off a fireball
that killed at least eight people, including four members of
the same family, according to local reports.
Police said six tonnes of liquefied gas ignited after a
cargo truck crashed into a post and parked car, spilling gas
canisters on to a bonfire beside the roadside diner in Carmona
town south of Manila.
Police said there were eight dead, while local television
news reports said at least four were members of the family
that owned the restaurant and three other people who worked at
Two workers on the cargo truck were arrested but the
driver and one of his assistants fled the scene, police added.