WASHINGTON (TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA).– At least 57 people have been burned to death after a fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania, police said.
The deadly incident took place in the eastern town of Morogoro and 57 bodies have been recovered, regional police commissioner Steven Kabwe told local Azam TV.
Kabwe said many others who suffered burns are being treated.
Morogoro is about 120 miles or 200 kilometers from Tanzania’s economic hub of Dar es Salaam.
The Associated Press quoted witnesses as saying that scores of people had gathered around the fuel tanker after it was involved in an accident early Saturday. They said people were trying to siphon away fuel when the tanker burst into flames.