Fuel tanker blast kills 57 in Tanzania

Tanzania, Fuel tanker, explodes

Dar es Salaam - The explosion occurred around 200km west of the capital Dar es Salaam.



By Reuters

Published: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 12:01 PM

Last updated: Sat 10 Aug 2019, 6:31 PM

A fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania on Saturday, killing 57 people and injuring 65, many of whom were siphoning petrol from the vehicle, which had crashed, state broadcaster TBC Taifa said.
The explosion occurred around 200 km (120 miles) west of the capital Dar es Salaam.
“We have been saddened by reports of an accident involving a fuel truck in Morogoro, which caught fire and burnt several people,” government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said on Twitter.


More news from Africa