3 injured in gas tank explosion in Manchester
"MANCHESTER, N.H. —
Three people were injured and a car was destroyed Monday in an explosion involving pressurized tanks being delivered to a Manchester gas company.
Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan said the car was carrying a tank of oxygen and a tank of acetylene, which is commonly used in welding and cutting, when something triggered the explosion in the parking lot at Matheson Industrial Gases on South Willow Street.
"What we believe happened was the tank was leaking, and when he went to open up the latch for the trunk, we believe it exploded, and that was the ignition source," Goonan said."