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Takata inflators allegedly caused truck explosion in Quemado

Japanese automotive parts company Takata is in for more trouble. On Monday, August 29, the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators exploded on Monday, August 22 in Quemado, Texas. The town is located about 140 miles from San Antonio in Texas, and the explosion resulted in the death of one woman and injured four other individuals.

The victim was identified as Lucila Robles by The News Gram of Eagle Pass, which further reported that the debris caused by the explosion reached up to two miles from where the truck crashed. At least 11 individuals have lost their lives all over the world due to Takata’s exploding inflators. Most of the accidents occurred in the United States and Malaysia, and three cases still remain under investigation. Most of the faulty inflators charged with several deaths were manufactured at the Takata factory in Santiago de la Monclova in Mexico.

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