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Fuel truck explosion in Mozambique kills scores of people

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By Robert Hackwill
Fuel truck explosion in Mozambique kills scores of people

<p>A fuel tanker exploded in northern Mozambique as residents gathered around it on Thursday, killing 73 people and injuring 110 others.</p> <p>It is unclear if the truck had overturned the previous day and people were trying to syphon petrol from it, or the driver coming from Malawi and heading for the port of Beira, had turned off his route to sell fuel to locals when the explosion took place. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Al menos 73 muertos por la explosión de un camión cisterna en <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mozambique?src=hash">#Mozambique</a> <a href="https://t.co/kBDyB9mGM0">https://t.co/kBDyB9mGM0</a> <a href="https://t.co/7VVptjHIDN">pic.twitter.com/7VVptjHIDN</a></p>— El Diario de Caracas (@DiariodeCaracas) <a href="https://twitter.com/DiariodeCaracas/status/799393209998831616">November 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Dozens of charred bodies were scattered around the blast site in the town of Caphiridzange in Tete province, and government officials believed more bodies might be in surrounding woods, Media reported some badly burned people had tried to run into a nearby river.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">BREAKING</span>: At least 73 people killed, 100+ wounded in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mozambique?src=hash">#Mozambique</a> after truck transporting petrol to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Malawi?src=hash">#Malawi</a> exploded. <a href="https://t.co/oGLCpDsNai">pic.twitter.com/oGLCpDsNai</a></p>— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Daudoo/status/799356868825149441">November 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>