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Gas tanker explosion creates terrifying, gigantic fireball

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This glowing fireball is not the coming of Harold Camping's apocalypse but the aftermath of a collision between a tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gas and a minivan, which took place on the New Jersey Turnpike last night. Citizen journalist @MelissaJoann was there and filmed what she saw; this image is a still from her crazy-looking video.

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WNBC-TV was also on the scene and took this aerial view footage of the fire:

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At least nine people were injured during the collision, which stopped traffic for hours. Luckily, reports say that no one's injuries are "life-threatening."

Update: ABC's coverage includes flaming hot FIREBALL FOOTAGE. Fast-forward to :53 to watch the FIREBALL FOOTAGE.

[@MelissaJoann, WNBC ]

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