Patrick Almonor, one other mayor, mentioned the truck carrying gasoline tipped over shortly after midnight, spilling the gasoline right into a ditch. The nation has struggled underneath gasoline shortages, and the federal government just lately eliminated a part of a subsidy on gasoline, making it costlier. As locals crowded round to gather the spilled gasoline in containers, he mentioned, the truck exploded. Firefighters arrived with 1,500 gallons of water however couldn’t extinguish the flames. They referred to as for help from airport firefighters.