Fuel tanker explosion kills nearly 100 people in Sierra Leone

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Fuel tanker explosion kills nearly 100 people in Sierra Leone

 

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A fuel tanker exploded on Friday following a collision in the capital of Sierra Leone, causing numerous casualties, the mayor and media said, but exact figures were not known.

Several badly-burned victims lay on the streets of Freetown as fire blazed through shops and houses nearby, social media images showed, although Reuters was not immediately able to independently verify the clips.

“The video and photo footage making rounds on social media are harrowing,” said Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of the port city.

The state-run central morgue in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown has received 91 bodies as a result of a fuel tanker explosion.

The blast after the collision with a truck claimed victims among those who had flocked to collect fuel leaking from the ruptured vehicle, she added in a post on Facebook.

“The video and photo footage making rounds on social media are harrowing,” said Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of the port city.

The state-run central morgue in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown has received 91 bodies as a result of a fuel tanker explosion.

The blast after the collision with a truck claimed victims among those who had flocked to collect fuel leaking from the ruptured vehicle, she added in a post on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via  Talkofjuba

 

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