Dramatic footage captures explosions aboard burning M62 lorry

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A pedestrian has captured dramatic footage showing explosions on board a burning lorry on the M62.

The lorry, thought to be carrying carpet underlay, caught fire close to where the M1 and the M62 meet at Lofthouse, near Wakefield.

The Eastbound carriage was closed for most of the morning while firefighters tackled the blaze and then to allow the recovery of the burnt out shell.

The Westbound carriageway was partially open during the efforts to fight the fire, and was closed for several hours afterwards.

It is not yet known if the driver escaped the fireball, between junction 29 and 30.