Republic of Congo: a truck explode and caused several casualities
According to a provisional report of the Red Cross “In total, 221 people died and 214 were injured after the explosion of a fuel tanker in eastern Congo Republic, among the dead are 61 children and 36 women.”
The UN reported the death of five peacekeepers, but later denied this version.
According Cisambo Marcellin, governor of the region, “The accident occurred last night in the province of South Kivu (eastern DRC), when the vehicle overturned in the village of Sange and several people came to try to collect the spilled gasoline” .
And that “Some were trying to steal the fuel, but many of the dead were at home watching the World Cup match. Apparently, the gas spread through the center of town and caught fire, causing serious damage to tens of houses built of mud and straw. “
A government spokesman said that “the truck driver, who came from Tanzania, was wounded but survived the crash. The death toll is likely to increase because some of the injured suffered serious burns. The dead are 199 and 212 wounded. “
Although an official Red Cross in the area, Désiré Yuma, said that “there are 221 dead and 214 wounded.”
The Red Cross took medicines and bags for the corpses to Sange, and evacuated casualties to nearby hospitals.
A security official told the UN that “The bodies are charred. It’s horrible.