Reviews Sierra Leone: The explosion of a truck makes more than 100 deaths, the president calls to "pull the lessons" from the drama

21:10  08 november  2021
21:10  08 november  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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A tank truck exploded on Friday night in a gas station of Freetown after being hit by Another heavyweight

L'explosion d'un camion-citerne a fait une centaine de morts au Sierra Leone, vendredi 6 novembre. © Seima Camara / AP / SIPA The explosion of a tanker truck has made a hundred deaths in Sierra Leone, Friday, November 6th. Accident - A tank truck exploded Friday night in a freetown gas station after being hit by another heavyweight

The explosion of a tanker truck in an industrial area of ​​Freetown, the capital of the Sierra Leone , made at least 101 deaths and 91 injured on Friday night, according to the last assessment of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

"As a community, let's gather and take out the lessons, so that it will never happen again," said two days later the president of the country, Julius Maada Bio, going back to the scene of the tragedy. "The police, the army and the health staff will collect all the bodies in poor condition to see how to offer them a funeral", "he added, announcing in a speech broadcast on public television a national mourning of Three days from this Monday.

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Video: Sierra Leone deplores dozens of deaths after the explosion of a tank truck (Le Figaro)

Victims would have tried to recover fuel

Friday night, the truck- Tank exploded in a gas station after being hit by another heavy weight. The fire was propagated in the surrounding area. According to witnesses, the majority of the victims are street vendors and motorcyclists trapped by the flames as they were trying to recover the fuel escaping from the rugged tank truck. Several calcined bodies have been discovered in carcases of still smoking car at the place of the explosion and in the adjacent streets.

In a message broadcast this Sunday on Twitter, the organic president said he had shortened his stay in Glasgow (Scotland) where the climate conference (COP26) takes place and waived to get to Accra for the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (Cédéao), because of the explosion.

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La Sierra Leone, an old British colony of 7.5 million inhabitants, is one of the poorest countries of the planet despite a soil full of diamonds. Its economy, gangrenée by corruption, was devastated by a civil war (1991-2002) which made some 120,000 dead. It also remains fragile after the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2016, the fall in world prices of raw materials and the CVIV-19 pandemic.

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Ghana: opening of an investigation after the accident of an explosive truck that has made at least 13 dead .
© Eric Yaw Adjei screenshot of a video showing people around the crater dug by L An accident of an explosive truck on January 20, 2022 in apiate, in western Ghana Ghanaian authority opened an investigation to determine the circumstances and responsibilities of the explosion of a truck stuffed with industrial explosives Who did at least 13 dead, according to a review revised downward Friday.

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