At Least 85 Killed in South Sudan Oil Tanker Blast

An oil tanker veered off the road in South Sudan and exploded, killing at least 85 people.

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An oil tanker has exploded in South Sudan, killing at least 85. (Photo: iStockphoto)

At least 85 people were killed in South Sudan when a crowd tried to gather fuel from an oil tanker that had veered off the road exploded. It was on its way to a region west of the capital Juba, the presidential spokesperson said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday as the truck was travelling to South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region.

Eight-five people are confirmed dead by the local authorities
— Ateny Wek Ateny, presidential spokesperson

About 50 people were seriously injured in the accident.

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