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Fuel tanker crash kills 50 in Congo

Baku, October 6, AZERTAC

Around 50 people were killed and another 100 suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker collided with a vehicle in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, a regional official said, Reuters reported.

Deputy Governor of Kongo Central province, Atou Matubuana Nkuluki, said authorities were doing what they could to help victims of the crash in the village of Mbuta, about 130 km (80 miles) from the capital .

"We are mourning the death of a about 50 people. There are also about 100 people with second-degree burns," he said.

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