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73 dead, more than 100 wounded in Mozambique truck blast: Media

The Mozambique Government Claimed That The Fuel Tanker Explosion Occurred As Citizens Tried To Take Petrol From It In A Small Village In Tete Province.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Nov 2016, 08:24:33 AM
Truck blast in Mozambique - Representative Image (Image source: Getty)


In a tragic incident, at least 73 people were killed and 110 others injured on Friday as a truck carrying petrol blew up in western Mozambique, claimed the country’s media.

"The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck" in a small village in Tete province, the government said in a 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," it added.

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First Published : 18 Nov 2016, 08:06:00 AM