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Fuel tank caught fire in Congo, killing 60 people

About 100 more people received second-degree burns
18:16, 7 October 2018

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60 people died as a result of a collision of a fuel tank with another vehicle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, AFP reports.

As noted, the accident occurred on the highway connecting the capital of the country Kinshasa with the only port of DR Congo on the Atlantic Ocean Matadi.

"We have about 50 dead and another 100 people received second-degree burns," said Deputy Governor of the Central Congo Province, Atou Matubuana Nkuluki.

The publication adds that the fire quickly spreads to nearby houses.

Such accidents are not uncommon for Congo. For example, in 2010, 230 people died in the country as a result of an accident involving a fuel tank.

As was reported before, September 28, a powerful earthquake occurred in Indonesia. The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia rose to 1,763. Another 5,000 people are considered missing, according to DW. It also became known that on October 2, three new powerful earthquakes were reported in this country.

The exact number of victims is still being established. Most of all people disappeared in the areas of Petobo and Balaroa, which were hit by the disaster in the most severe way.

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