IMAGES: Five in critical condition after food truck explosion

A surveillance camera captured this image of the food truck explosion Tuesday evening. Credit: provided
A surveillance camera captured this image of the food truck explosion Tuesday evening. Credit: provided

Five people are still in critical condition after the explosion of a propane tank on a lunch truck on 3rd St. and Wyoming Ave. on Tuesday, according to a statement from Philadelphia Police.

The injured include four employees and one pedestrian. The employees include the female truck driver, 42, along with her 17-year-old daughter and a 27-year-old relative who were sent to Temple Hospital along with the male pedestrian, 23. Additionally, a 13-year-old female relative of the truck driver was sent to St. Christopher’s Hospital.

As of Wednesday, five others have had their injuries treated. Two males, ages 18 and 31, and two females, ages 17 and 18, were released from Einstein and a 24-year-old female was released from Hahnemann.

The ATF Arson and Explosives Task Force will continue the investigation along with East Detective Division and the Fire Marshal.

The explosion was captured on video:

The dramatic explosion at 3rd Street and Wyoming Ave on Tuesday night was caught on video, and is seen in this .gif. Credit: Reddit user Supergalactic
The dramatic explosion at 3rd Street and Wyoming Ave on Tuesday night was caught on video, and is seen in this .gif. Credit: Reddit user Supergalactic

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