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24 dead in Mexico gas tanker truck blast: official

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A gas tanker's container came loose and exploded on a highway north of Mexico City on Tuesday, landing between homes and setting fires that killed at least 24 people and injured dozens. 

Burned cars are pictured on a highway in Ecatepec near Mexico City on May 7, 2013. A gas tanker's container came loose and exploded on a highway north of Mexico City on Tuesday, landing between homes and setting fires that killed at least 24 people and injured dozens.

The blast rocked the suburb of Ecatepec before dawn, injuring at least 36 people and damaging some 15 cars and 40 homes, officials said. Ten children were among the dead and eight more were wounded.

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