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So far 131 dead victims in Sierra Leone

So far 131 dead victims in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The explosion and fire of a tanker truck a few days ago have killed 131 persons and the number is likely to increase, according to the official balance known today in this city, capital of Sierra Leone.
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A combination of tragic events on Friday last week brought about the disaster: a collision of the tanker with another vehicle, a crowd of people collecting the spilled fuel, probable carelessness and heavy traffic, according to preliminary investigations.

The explosion devastated an area of dozens of meters in the upper-class metropolitan district of Wellington, where cars, buses and cyclists were crowded together, many of them killed by the blast and the flames, according to

The horror is not yet over, however, as 64 people are still in hospitals, many of them with serious and life-threatening burns.


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