#Tragic -> 73 Dead, 100s Injured After Mozambique Fuel Truck Explosion

The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Mozambique shot up to 73 people with reports indicating that scores of other people were injured.

An earlier report had pegged the deaths at 43 and a hundred wounded. But the government corrected it in the early evening.

“The incident occurred when citizens tried to take gas from a tanker” in Caphiridzange, in the western Tete province, a few dozen kilometers from the border with the Malawi, a statement from the council of ministers said.

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