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Firework truck in flames blocks A9 motorway

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Firework truck in flames blocks A9 motorway
A random shot of pretty fireworks. Photo: DPA
12:42 CET+01:00
A truck laden with fireworks for New Year's celebrations went up in flames on Tuesday morning, temporarily closing the A9 motorway in Bavaria between Munich and Nuremberg.

Police shut down the autobahn to insure no one was injured as countless fireworks exploded. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire before it could light up the truck's entire payload, which included several hundred kilogrammes of explosives.

The authorities said the cause of the blaze was likely an overheated tyre.

The 48-year-old driver from Mannheim was able to detach his truck from the trailer after he saw the flames and was unharmed by the premature New Year's spectacle.

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