25th August 01:10 AM
At least 61 killed and 70 injured after fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 11/08/2019
Dozens have died in an oil tanker explosion in Tanzania. [Photo:CNN]

At least 61 people were killed and 70 injured when a fuel tanker exploded on a busy road in Tanzania.

CNN reports when someone noticed the truck's cargo was leaking, many rushed to get buckets and containers to collect the fuel.

Fuel tank explosion in Tanzania pc CNN sm by Fijivillage CFL on 500px.com

According to eyewitnesses, there were more than 150 people at the scene when the truck exploded around 20 minutes after the accident.

Photographs of the incident show large flames and thick black smoke rising from the wreckage and dozens of motorbikes scattered around.

Fuel tank explosion in Tanzania pc CNN sm by Fijivillage CFL on 500px.com

Authorities believe many of the dead are people who were trying to collect the fuel from the truck.

[Source:CNN]

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