At least 57 people are killed in a fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania 

At least 57 people are killed in a fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania, authorities have confirmed. 

The incident happened at Morogoro, around 120 miles west of the capital Dar es Salaam. 

Regional police chief Willbrod Mtfungwa said: ‘There was a big blast which has so far killed at least 57 people.’ 

The victims were believed to have been collecting leaking fuel from the tanker which began leaking after being involved in an earlier accident. 

Footage posted online showed people with buckets and basins trying to gather fuel from the tanker which was flowing down the street. 

A spark ignited the fuel causing a massive explosion. Badly charred bodies were seen in the town. 

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