Fuel tanker explodes killing 57 in Tanzania accident: police

A fuel tanker exploded after an accident at Morogoro, killing dozens. Stock photo.
A fuel tanker exploded after an accident at Morogoro, killing dozens. Stock photo.
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Fifty-seven people died on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after an accident at Morogoro, 200 kilometres west of the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam, police said.

"There was a big blast which has so far killed at least 57 people," mainly people trying to collect leaking fuel, regional police chief Willbrod Mtafungwa told reporters.


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