(pic) Exploded fuel tanker closes Highway


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The Pacific Highway on the New South Wales (Oz) north coast will be closed until New Year's Day while crews clear a fuel tanker that exploded and killed the driver.

The tanker hauling 40,000 litres of fuel overturned and exploded on what is regarded by truckies as a notorious stretch of the highway, near Tintenbar, 10 kilometres north of Ballina.

Authorities have set up a one-kilometre exclusion zone around the burning tanker and more than 100 firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus were sent to the scene.

The ambulance service says the truck driver was killed in the blast, while two people have been freed from a nearby car after being trapped when powerlines came down on their vehicle.