Death Toll in Tanzania Fuel Tanker Blast Climbs to 89

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Death Toll in Tanzania Fuel Tanker Blast Climbs to 89
Death Toll in Tanzania Fuel Tanker Blast Climbs to 89

Death toll has risen to 89 in the aftermath of a fuel tanker explosion in northern Tanzania, a health official said on Thursday.

A spokesman for the National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Aminiel Aligaesha, confirmed the recent death toll Thursday.

“Doctors and nurses are working round the clock to save the lives of 31 victims admitted to the hospital,” he said.

On Saturday, a fuel truck overturned about 200 meters from the Msanvu bus station in Morogoro town.

The tanker driver reportedly lost control while he was trying to avoid a motorcycle operator.

People had rushed to the area after the accident to siphon the leaking fuel before the explosion. They were among the victims of the tragic event.

Most of the victims were motorbike riders who were at the scene collecting the spilt fuel and the food vendors at Darmorogoro highway, according to earlier reports.

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