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Sierra Leone Declares Three Days of Mourning After 100+ Die in Fuel Tanker Disaster

HeadlineNov 08, 2021

The government of Sierra Leone has declared a national disaster and three days of national mourning after a fuel tanker exploded Friday in the capital Freetown, killing at least 100 people and wounding at least another 100. The blast happened after a vehicle struck a tanker in a street with heavy traffic. The victims reportedly included people who went to collect fuel as it leaked out of the tanker immediately following the crash.

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