Tanker truck fire closes highway

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A TANKER  truck crashed and caught fire on Friday afternoon closing the Panama-Colón Expressway to traffic heading for Panama City.

The accident happened at October at kilometer 23  and  Fire Department personnel arrived to control the fire and take care of two injured people.

The incident caused major traffic delays on a day when government offices were closed early to try to avoid traffic chaos as soccer fans headed home early to watch the USA-Panama football World Cup qualifying game.

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