At least 91 killed in Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion

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5:16 PM | November 06, 2021

Not less than 91 folks died on Friday after a gasoline tanker exploded in a suburb of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, in keeping with authorities within the West African nation.

Mohamed Lamrane Bah, director of communications for Sierra Leone’s Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Company (NDMA), informed CNN that a number of folks have been additionally in essential situation following the explosion.

Authorities have transferred injured folks to hospitals and picked up the our bodies, and the rescue effort on the scene has ended, Bah added.

Dozens of individuals have been killed within the explosion, in keeping with authorities within the West African nation.

Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr stated in a press release on Fb that she was “saddened to listen to about an explosion alongside Bai Bureh Street, Wellington, after a truck carrying gasoline collided with one other truck.”

“The video and picture footage making rounds on social media are harrowing,” Aki-Sawyerr added.

“My sympathies exit to the households and family members of the victims of the explosion. Might the souls of the departed relaxation in good peace.”