Fuel Tanker Explosion In Congo Kills 50, Injures Scores
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Nothing less than 50 people have been reportedly killed after a fuel tanker crashed into a vehicle, leaving about 100 others in serious burns.

The accident happened in the village of Mbuta, the Democratic Republic of Congo about 130 km (80 miles) from the capital.

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Deputy Governor of Kongo Central province, Atou Matubuana Nkuluki said: “We are mourning the death of about 50 people. There are also about 100 people with second-degree burns.”

The crash follows another incident in 2010 when a fuel tanker overturned and exploded, leaving at least 230 people dead.