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An oil tanker explosion in Sierra Leone leaves 92 dead and dozens injured |  Globalism

An oil tanker explosion in Sierra Leone leaves 92 dead and dozens injured | Globalism

oil tanker explosion Sierra LeoneOn Saturday (6), the American news agency Associated Press reported that at least 92 people were killed and dozens injured in Freetown, the country’s capital, in West Africa.

A video clip filmed by a drone showing the destruction caused by the fire (See the video above) which occurred on Friday night (5) after a car collided with the tanker. The Associated Press speaks on a bus; The BBC claims it was an oil tanker.

In this image, taken from a video, people walk through burning wreckage after an oil tanker exploded in the suburb of Wellington, in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, on Friday (5). The explosion, which killed dozens, occurred after a bus collided with the tanker. (Photo AP) – Photo: AP

The Associated Press also said that, according to a hospital worker, about 30 severely burned victims are unlikely to survive.

Pictures broadcast by local media showed charred bodies in the streets surrounding the tanker, according to the BBC.

People saw burning cars on Saturday morning (6) after a fuel tanker exploded in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Photo: Seydouh Bah/AFP

The country’s president, Julius Maada Bio, who is in Scotland Participation in COP26Sorry blast.

“Deeply disturbed by the tragic fires and heavy loss of life,” he wrote. Twitter. “My deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones and who have been maimed as a result. My government will do anything to support the affected families.”

Sierra Leone’s Vice President Mohamed Jeldah Jalloh visited two hospitals overnight and said the Sierra Leone National Disaster Management Agency and others would “work tirelessly” after the emergency.

“We are all deeply saddened by this national tragedy, and it is indeed a difficult time for our country,” Jalloh said on his Facebook page.

Explosion in Sierra Leone: The accident of an oil tanker explosion in a suburb of the capital, Freetown, left dozens dead and injured – Photo: g1

Freetown, a port city of just over a million people, has faced at least two other disasters in recent years.

In March this year, more than 80 people were injured after a massive fire broke out in a city slum leaving more than 5,000 people homeless.

In 2017, more than 1,000 people died after heavy rains triggered a landslide that swept through the city, displacing an estimated 3,000 people.