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10 Aug 2019 | 09:01 AM UTC

Tanzania: Fuel tanker explodes in Morogoro region August 10

Tanzania News Alert

Fuel tanker explodes in Morogoro region, killing at least 57 people, on August 10; recovery operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Morogoro


Recovery efforts are ongoing in Morogoro region on Saturday, August 10, after a fuel tanker exploded along a major road. Police officials confirmed that at least 57 people were killed in the blast, which is believed to be an accident. According to unconfirmed reports, individuals in the area were attempting to siphon fuel from the vehicle after it overturned before the explosion occurred. The death toll may rise in the coming hours as more information is released.


Individuals in Morogoro region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and avoid the area of the incident.


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