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Fuel tanker explosion in DRC kills 50 and injures more than 100

Fuel tanker explosion in DRC kills 50 and injures more than 100

06 October 2018 Saturday 16:45
Fuel tanker explosion in DRC kills 50 and injures more than 100

DOZENS of people have been killed and about 100 people have suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker crashed into a vehicle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The accident happened in the village of Mbuta, about 80 miles from the capital Kinshasa.

Deputy Governor of Kongo Central province, Atou Matubuana Nkuluki said: "We are mourning the death of about 50 people. There are also about 100 people with second-degree burns.”

The crash follows another incident in 2010 when a fuel tanker overturned and exploded, leaving at least 230 people dead.

Roads in the country are poor due to years of war.

A local official told a radio news station people ran to collect fuel when the tanker flipped and were killed when it ignited/

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Updated: 06.10.2018 19:02
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