May 30, 2024

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Oil tanker truck explodes in Sierra Leone, killing more than 100, dozens more injured

Photo from Sierra Leone's National Disaster Management Agency via AP

At least 100 people were killed and dozens of others injured when an oil tanker truck exploded Friday in Sierra Leone.

Reports from Sierra Leone said the oil tanker truck collided with another truck that caused fuel to leak.

The fuel truck was trying to get into a gasoline station at a busy street in Wellington, near Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone.

Reports said a large crowd gathered to collect leaking fuel, when the oil tanker exploded, turning into a giant fireball.

Several injured  victims were taken to hospitals, while charred bodies littered the street, said reports from Sierra Leone.