Authorities investigating pick-up truck explosion in Savannah



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Authorities are investigating a pick-up truck explosion in Downtown Savannah in Franklin Square. Hundreds of people have already been evacuated from the area.

According to Metro Police, tanks on the back of a white truck may not have been properly locked down and when the driver stopped, a valve was knocked off leading to the explosion.

The driver was able to quickly get out of truck, he was unhurt. No one else was hurt by flying debris. No major damage to any surrounding cars.

FBI came to scene as precaution. Does not appear to be any foul play involved.

Some of the chemicals involved were propane and acetylene which are normal chemicals used for everyday work.


Right now, Broughton Street to Bay Street and Jefferson and Montgomery Streets are all blocked off and the FBI is on scene investigating.


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