The death toll from the explosion
a fuel tanker on the West of Mozambique, near the border with
the East African nation of Malawi has reached 80 people after
how over the weekend died seven wounded, according to AfricaNews , citing AFP.
Counting the dead from the explosion of fuel tanks that occurred on
last week on Thursday evening, November 17, is still not finished.
Deputy Director of the hospital Aunt Veronica de Deus said
at the moment the total number of deaths reached 80 after the death of seven
people and 35 people remain in serious condition.
The city of tete is located 90 km from the town Cetirizinee in the province of Tete,
near which the explosion occurred. In the provincial hospital going
plastic surgeons and nurses from across the country to assist
victims. Doctor Alex Bertino explained Radio
Mozambique, the number of seriously ill patients increases
infections that affect the seriously injured patients.
The explosion of the fuel truck is cluttered with rumors: lightning or shot a police officer
Tanker truck with 30 gallons of fuel, traveling from port
the city of Beira to Malawi overturned. According to Radio Mozambique,
the explosion occurred after the truck driver stopped to
to sell fuel to local residents. The body of the driver is detected. According to
another version, the inhabitants ran to the overturned truck
to pump fuel, which exploded from the heat.
Dozens of charred bodies found near the scene of the explosion, the other victims found
in the surrounding woods: the burning people tried to escape towards the river.
The Sunday before the Minister of state administration Carmelita
Namakula, attended the funeral of several victims, but did not
to comment on the causes of the tragedy, proposing to wait for the findings created
the government Commission.
Meanwhile, as the conclusions are not made in the country spread rumors:
witnesses say lightning, which allegedly caused the explosion, other
claim that the tank was hit by a policeman, who shot to
to disperse the crowd, reports the Portuguese news Agency Lusa.
A third version, the fire flickered in the tank for
hours from Wednesday.
According to the AP, the President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi stated that “our
the door knocked again tragedy”, remembering the incident in the province of Tete
in early 2015, when about 70 people were killed,
poisoned funeral beer or, more precisely, a traditional Mozambican
drink pombe based on wheat or corn, in which the attacker
was mixed with
the bile of a crocodile.
Filipe Nyusi promised to support the families of those killed in the explosion. In addition
as reported by Radio
Mozambique, means collects Protestant United
Methodist Church of Mozambique and the government of the Mozambican province
Nyasa agreed until December to pay in support of victims Cetirizinee
funds from his salary.