Queensland truck crash: police evacuate 5km exclusion zone after explosive chemical spill

Ammonium nitrate found leaking on to road at Bloomsbury, causing evacuations and closure of Bruce Highway in both directions

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Homes have been evacuated and a 5km exclusion zone set up after the rollover of a truck carrying explosive chemicals in Queensland.

The Bruce Highway has been blocked in both directions at Bloomsbury, north of Mackay in Queensland, after the spillage of ammonium nitrate, a common fertiliser that can also explode in the wrong conditions.

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