12 injured in Philadelphia food truck explosion

By WTAJ News

Published 07/02 2014 10:35AM

Updated 07/02 2014 10:43AM

PHILADELPHIA – Police say 12 were rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after a food truck exploded, sending debris flying and starting a small fire.

Witnesses told authorities the explosion sent parts of the truck and a propane tank flying across the street, burning a passing car and starting a small fire.

“I was walking by and the truck just blew up,” said Latoya Page, who was treated and released from hospital Tuesday night. “I saw the fire just hit me and I started running.”

A mother and daughter were working inside the truck at the time of the blast. The pair was severely burned in the incident.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

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