43 Killed In Fuel Truck Explosion In Mozambique


Maputo: At least 43 people were killed and 110 were injured in Mozambique on Thursday as they tried to siphon fuel from an overturned truck which exploded near the border with Malawi, said the statement released by the government.

“Truck was transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira. The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from the truck in a small village in Tete province,” read the statement.

“Because of the heat, the truck burst into flames, leading to the deaths of 43 people and causing burns in 110 others, according to investigators’ initial findings,” the statement added.