The two powerful explosions were caught by Nasa satellites. Photograph: Obtained By Reuters
At least 60 injured in explosions at Islam Qala crossing that consumed 500 natural gas and fuel trucks
A fuel tanker exploded on Saturday at the Islam Qala crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border, injuring at least 60 people and causing a massive fire that consumed more than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel, according to Afghan officials and Iranian state media.
Two explosions at the border crossing were powerful enough to be spotted from space by Nasa satellites. One blast erupted around 1.10pm Afghan time (8.40am GMT), the next around a half hour later at 1.42pm local (9.12am GMT).
It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts.
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