In a suburb of the capital, Freetown, at least 92 people were killed on Friday after an oil tanker exploded.
92 dead, a number that could rise, and many people are in a critical condition in hospital. These are the heavy casualties after a tanker explosion in Wellington, a suburb of Freetown, He writes CNN news. Muhammad Lamran Bah, Communications Officer for Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), confirmed this to the news channel. Bah added that after emergency services took the wounded to hospital, the rescue operation was immediately halted. These will be images of the explosion:
Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer said in a statement on Facebook that she was “saddened to learn of the explosion along Bay Bureh Road in Wellington”. Aki Sawyer adds that the accident occurred after the tanker collided with another truck.
In her Facebook post, the mayor spoke of unconfirmed reports of more than 100 deaths. She added that the pictures of the explosion, which were circulated on social media, were “terrifying.”
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