More Than 60 Killed After Tanker Truck Explosion

A damaged tanker truck exploded in Tanzania Saturday. At least 62 people were killed, making it one of the worst incidents of this kind in the country, according to the Associated Press.

At least 70 people more were injured, many suffering from serious burns. The incident occurred as people were trying to siphon fuel out of the tanker truck.

Witnesses told the Associated Press that a crowd had gathered around the fuel tanker after it was involved in an accident early Saturday. People then rushed to try to siphon fuel, but the tanker burst into flames.

Source: More Than 60 Killed in Fuel Tank Explosion in Tanzania – The New York Times

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