DR Congo: At least 50 dead and 100 injured after oil tanker explodes in road accident
Atou Matubuana, interim governor of Kongo Central, said authorities would begin the work of burying the bodies.
At least 50 persons were killed and more than 100 injured after an oil tanker exploded on a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reported AFP. The accident between the tanker and a vehicle took place near Kisantu, 120 kilometres from the capital Kinshasa.
Atou Matubuana, interim governor of Kongo Central, confirmed the fatalities, according to a Congolese report. “We deplore the deaths of about 50 people and there are a 100 people who have second-degree burns,” said Matubuana, adding that authorities would begin the work of burying the bodies.
In another such incident in 2010, at least 230 people died after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded, reported The Daily Star.
Further details are awaited.