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At least nine killed in fuel tanker explosion in Uganda

A fuel tanker explosion on Sunday has killed at least nine people, with several others reportedly unaccounted for. Local media reported that the incident occurred in Kyambura trading centre, Rubirizi District, in western Uganda. A local official Harriet Nabukenya told Daily Monitor that the driver of the fuel truck lost control and rammed into two commuter taxis parked on the roadside. The collision resulted in the explosion with about 40 retail and wholesale shops being burnt. Many residents and traders have reported of losing all their goods and property in…

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Over 60 people killed in fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania

A fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania has killed at least 60 people. Over 60 others have sustained severe injuries after the tanker exploded in the town of Morogoro, around 120 miles west of the capital Dar es Salaam. Reports say residents were trying to siphon fuel from the vehicle, which had overturned when the blast happened. A witness, Daniel Ngogo told Reuters “The situation is really bad. Many people died, here even those who were not stealing fuel because this is a busy place.” Ngogo adds that “The fire was…

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