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57 people killed in Tanzania fuel tanker explosion Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 25, 2021

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.

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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.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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