The accident occurred around 8.50 pm on a section of the national highway in Nanyang city, Xinhua quoted an official statement as saying.
The tanker, loaded with liquefied gas, collided with a truck while trying to pass the vehicle. It then veered off the road and crashed into a roadside building.
Beijing: At least three people died and two were injured when a tanker truck rammed into a residential building and caught fire in China's Henan province Thursday.
First Published: Friday, January 04, 2013, 20:28