Fuel tanker collision leaves over 50 dead in DR Congo

No fewer than 50 people have been killed and about 100 others suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker crashed into a vehicle in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



The accident happened in the village of Mbuta, 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.”

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

Roads in the country are poor due to years of war.

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