24 August 2019

Russia offers condolences Tanzania following deadly fuel blast

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Moscow has offered condolences to the families of those killed in a fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. reports citing TASS.

"We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured," the statement reads.

A fuel tanker exploded after a collision in eastern Tanzania on Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, the blast was caused by a cigarette. Most of the victims are locals who were collecting fuel from puddles and street-food vendors.

The explosion killed 75, while 39 people still remain hospitalized. On Sunday, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli declared a three-day morning for the victims of the blast.

2019.08.12 / 23:57
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