Aberdare bridge collapses under gas tanker

Two homes have been evacuated after a bridge in Aberdare collapsed under a tanker carrying propane gas.

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Two homes evacuated as gas tanker bridge collapses

20 firefighters are on the scene, dealing with the incident.

Two homes have been evacuated after a bridge in Aberdare collapsed while a tanker carrying 16,000 litres of highly-flammable propane gas was travelling across it.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says it is preparing to transfer the gas to another tanker, and remove the stricken lorry with a crane.

The fire service says a tree is holding the tanker in place.

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'No leak detected' from crashed lorry carrying propane

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says it was called at 9.13 this morning, after a lorry carrying propane gas crashed into a bridge near Nant Gwyn House, Werfa, Aberdare.

The tanker is carrying around 16,000 litres of liquid petroleum gas.

Its rear wheels have gone through a wooden bridge, and it has come to rest against a tree.

No gas leak has been detected.

A second tanker is being sent, so the gas can be transferred from the crashed tanker.

There are four fire appliances on the scene, and the fire service says crews will be there for a number of hours, which is likely to cause disruption locally.

Gas tanker crashes into bridge in Aberdare

A tanker carrying propane has crashed into a bridge in Aberdare this morning.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says nobody has been injured in the incident, and no gas leak detected.

South Wales Police says two homes nearby have been evacuated.

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