TV News LIES

Friday, Aug 28th

Last update12:30:11 AM GMT

You are here News International DR Congo oil tanker blaze 'kills 220'

DR Congo oil tanker blaze 'kills 220'

E-mail Print PDF

DR Congo oil tanker blaze 'kills 220'At least 220 people are feared dead after an oil tanker exploded and set fire to parts of a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The truck, travelling from Tanzania, overturned in the village of Sange near the country's eastern border.

The fuel oil spread through the village before exploding, AFP news agency said.
Scores more people are believed injured. The UN has corrected its earlier report that five peacekeepers had died and now says none were killed.

Accidents involving tankers which catch fire are not uncommon in the region, and the death toll is often high because people try to collect spilled fuel. Vincent Kabanga, spokesman for the South Kivu regional government, said: "A tanker truck coming from Tanzania overturned in the village of Sange.

"There was a crush [of people] and a petrol leak, there was an explosion of fuel oil which spread through the village."

The village is about 70km (40 miles) south of the town of Bukavu in South Kivu, close to the border with Burundi.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Snowden may get freedom prize at Norway border

Norway border Snowden prizeThe Norwegian academy which gave Edward Snowden a free speech prize is planning to hold a...

Refugee boat sinkings claim at least 100 off Libya, hundreds more missing

Lybia migrants drownThe bodies of scores of refugees have been recovered by Libyan authorities responding to two off-coast...

Al-Jazeera English defendants await verdict in Egypt trial

Al Jazeera journalistshree journalists on trial in an Egyptian court on terrorism-related charges are awaiting its verdict, hopeful...

65 Pounds of Diamonds Vanish in Russia

diamonds vanish in russiaRough diamonds worth millions of dollars have reportedly disappeared from Russia's supposedly impenetrable repository created by...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!