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Army Truck Makes Unexpected Pit Stop at Ampol

A military vehicle careened into chaos at a petrol station in North Queensland, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

It was reported by emergency services that at 5:15pm on Tuesday, authorities including police, firefighters and ambulance were called to the Ampol station situated on the Bruce Highway in Sarina, just south of Mackay.

Quick action from station personnel prevented any fuel spills, averting any potential risks of environmental disaster.

Shocked residents took to a popular Facebook page and released images of the aftermath, revealing the truck's impact as it toppled the forecourt canopy and upended a fuel pump.

While the immediate danger subsided, the repercussions linger. Firefighters are remaining vigilant and an engineer's assessment will be conducted to evaluate the station's structural integrity.

Despite the intensity of the collision, the situation is under control and no one was harmed.

Images flood Facebook posts as residents react in shock to the incident. Images sourced (Facebook)

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