A tanker truck carrying gas exploded in a residential area of Lima, Peru, leaving at least two people dead and about 50 injured, Thursday, January 23.
According to witnesses, the explosion occurred when the truck hit a pothole that damaged the bottom of the truck and caused a gas leak.
The truck driver attempted to close the valves to stop the gas from escaping but was unable to do so.
The fire spread to over a dozen houses. (REUTERS)