Explosion in Sierra Leone’s Capital Claims 84 Lives

Reports say at least 84 people have died and dozens injured after a massive explosion in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.

It was learnt that the blast happened after a 40ft-long oil tanker collided with another vehicle at a busy junction in the city.

Footage broadcast by local news sources showed badly charred bodies in the streets surrounding the tanker.

Meanwhile, President Julius Maada Bio has said he was deeply disturbed by the tragic fires and the horrendous loss of life.

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