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Sierra Leone tanker blast death toll rises to 144

| Updated: November 15, 2021 13:09:05


Sierra Leone tanker blast death toll rises to 144

The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone's capital on Nov 5 has risen to 144 from a previous estimate of 115, health ministry data showed on Saturday.

The tanker exploded following a collision in a suburb of Freetown. Victims included people who had flocked to collect fuel leaking from the ruptured vehicle, reports Reuters.

Fifty-seven people are still being treated in the hospital of whom 11 remain in critical condition, the ministry said.

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