Death toll from Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion rises to 144

The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone’s capital on November 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… Read More Death toll from Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion rises to 144

Scores dead, injured following fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone

At least 99 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the capital of Sierra Leone late on Friday when a fuel tanker exploded following a collision, local authorities said. Fuel still appeared to be leaking from the wrecked tanker on Saturday morning as police and soldiers tried to clear large crowds of onlookers… Read More Scores dead, injured following fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone