DR Congo oil tanker collision leaves at least 50 dead


At least 50 people have died after an oil tanker collided with a car on a major road in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The incident occurred near the city of Kisantu, between the capital Kinshasa and the port of Matadi.

One hundred people suffered second-degree burns, Atou Matabuana, the governor of Kongo Central region said.

“The flames spread rapidly, engulfing nearby houses,” the UN’s Okapi radio reported.

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Source: BBC News