Major emergency declared as fuel tanker driver dies in smash

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FUEL TANKER SMASH: The two vehicles involved in the fatal collision in Andalucia, Spain this morning. Photo credits: E112Andalucia

A FUEL tanker driver has died after his vehicle was in collision with a lorry carrying scrap metal – forcing the closure of a main road in Andalucia in the south of Spain this morning (Saturday).

A Level 1 Emergency Plan was activated after the tanker, carrying diesel oil, was involved in a smash on the A-49 at km 80.9 in Huelva.

The collision, just after 9.10am, left the driver of the tanker trapped in his cab and fuel leaking from the vehicle.

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Firefighters reportedly had to cut the driver free but he did not survive.

The road remains closed, with a diversion via the H-31, as the remaining fuel is transferred to another tanker and the emergency services clear the vehicles from the road.

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