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Truck driver saved after his tanker explodes

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. (KWWL) -

A truck driver is in the hospital with severe injuries this morning after his tanker exploded.

The explosion happened in Marshall County, Mississippi Friday afternoon.

A spark occurred while the driver was emptying his tanker at a gas station, creating a loud explosion heard throughout the area. 

A nearby man may have prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse.

He heard the explosion and rushed to the scene, where he was able to spray the truck driver with water from a nearby fire hydrant when he saw the driver escape from the burning truck.

Crews and officers are still unsure of what sparked the explosion today as an investigation continues.

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