73 Dead in Mozambique Fuel Tanker Explosion

Fuel somehow caught fire
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 17, 2016 4:20 PM CST
File photo of a fuel tanker fire in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Bill Eisner)

(Newser) – Mozambican media say 73 people were killed and more than 100 others were wounded in a fuel tanker explosion in the north of the country, the AP reports. Radio Mozambique reported Thursday that medical teams were at the scene of the accident in the town of Caphiridzange in Tete province. The radio says dozens of charred bodies were scattered around the explosion site and that government officials believe more bodies might be in surrounding woods. It says a truck driver from Malawi had turned off the main road to sell fuel to local residents, who were gathered around the vehicle when the fuel caught fire. (Read more Mozambique stories.)

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