Tanzania fuel tanker explosion kills 57

An oil tanker explosion tragedy has hit Tanzania after at least 57 people were killed and more than 65 injured.

The incident occurred in Morogoro region, west of Dar es Salaam city.

Gory pictures shared on online platforms show a large number of bodies burned and lying on the ground.

The tanker exploded after it overturned.

The Tanzania police have also reported that the number of those dead could rise as they are still recovering bodies and injured victims.

A resident watching the situation from a far. [Source: Martin, Twitter]

A resident of Morogoro said the situation is bad as it is a busy location.

“Even those who were not stealing fuel were burnt by the fire,” the resident told the BBC.

Morogoro city is Tanzania’s commercial capital and is famous route for transportation of fuel and cargo from the port.

Police rescuing survivors from the scene. [Source: Martin, Twitter]

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