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Sierra Leone explosion: Scores dead after Freetown oil tanker collision

At least 84 people have died and dozens more are injured after a massive explosion in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.

The blast happened after a 40ft-long oil tanker collided with another vehicle at a busy junction in the city.

Footage broadcast by local media outlets showed badly charred bodies in the streets surrounding the tanker.

President Julius Maada Bio said he was "deeply disturbed by the tragic fires and the horrendous loss of life".


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