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At least 57 killed, 65 injured in fuel tanker blast in Tanzania

Aug 11, 2019

A fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania on Saturday, killing 57 people and injuring 65, many of whom were siphoning petrol from the vehicle, which had crashed, state broadcaster TBC Taifa said.

The explosion occurred around 200 km (120 miles) west of the capital Dar es Salaam.

"We have been saddened by reports of an accident involving a fuel truck in Morogoro, which caught fire and burnt several people," government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said on Twitter.

According to reports, Morogoro is a prominent route in East Africa for transferring cargo from the port.

Further details are awaited.

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