Truck carrying 420kg of hydrogen involved in collision in Ohio, US, causing explosions

It has been reported that a truck carrying hydrogen fuel has exploded in Delaware County, Ohio, US, closing a main highway for several hours.

The Delaware County Sherriff’s Office reported that at 14:30pm (EST) on Monday (February 6), that US 23 was closed in both direction in the southern end of Delaware County due to a two-vehicle crash, involving a truck carrying hydrogen fuel causing it to explode.

From images shared on social media by Delaware Country residents and local media, the truck and trailer involved in the collision in Orange Township appear to belong to North Carolina-based OneH2.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a car collided with the truck, which officials have said was carrying 420kg of hydrogen, which ignited, causing several explosions, and damaging nearby traffic signals and utility lines.

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