Tuesday, August 4, 2015

12 hurt after food truck explodes in Feltonville


Twelve people were injured Tuesday night after a food truck exploded in the Feltonville section of North Philadelphia.

The blast occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the corner of Third Street and Wyoming Avenue, according to authorities.

Police rushed three people to Temple University Hospital. Those victims – a 13-year-old girl, a woman in her late 20s to early 30s and a man between the ages of 26 and 27 – all suffered second- and third-degree burns, according to investigators.

Medics were working to stabilize the 13-year-old so she could be transferred to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, police said.

Officials said nine additional victims were taken to local hospitals for observation - five of them to Temple, and four to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the explosion.

Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or awigglesworth@philly.com. Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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