Tanker truck explosion in Mali capital kills six, wounds 46

Reuters 1 month ago

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A fuel tanker exploded during a traffic accident in the center of Mali’s capital Bamako on Tuesday, killing six people and badly wounding 46 others, an emergency response official said.

The tanker swerved out of the way of a motorcycle, lost control, crashed on its side and exploded, a witness told Reuters. The flames engulfed onlookers who ran to put themselves out in nearby gutters, he said.

Photos of the scene circulating online showed a wide column of black smoke rising high into the sky. On the roadside, photos showed a line of charred motorcycles and cars.

“We found several people burned and the tank was knocked down when we arrived on the scene. At the moment, we have 46 seriously injured and six killed, over 30 motorcycles, a pick-up and a goods vehicle burned,” said Lieutenant General Diarra, the director general of civil protection of Bamako District.

There was no immediate suggestion that the accident had any link with Islamist groups who frequently carry out violent attacks in the north and center of the restive West African country.

Tags: Lost, World

Source link
Read also:
ABC News › 1 month ago
Ambush in central Mali kills 7 soldiers after vehicle hits explosive device
Sputnik International › 1 month ago
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran's Sabiti tanker attacked in the Red Sea earlier in October has entered the country's territorial waters on Monday, the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said in a statement.
CBS Local › 1 month ago
The driver of a tanker truck carrying methane gas died after the truck rolled over on Route 2 in Orange Friday night.
The Sun › 1 month ago
AN Iranian oil tanker has been hit by an explosion today in a suspected “terrorist act”, according to reports. The huge blast was on board a vessel belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company 60 miles from the port city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia...
Washington Times › 1 month ago
Iran's state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's coast.
Mirror Online › 1 month ago
There was an oil spill after the explosion hit two reservoirs and heavily damaged Iran's Sinopa oil tanker, it was reported
The New York Times › 1 month ago
Iran's state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
ABC News › Finance › 1 month ago
Iran's state-run news agency, other media: Explosion strikes Iranian oil tanker off coast of Saudi Arabia
Reuters › 1 month ago
An explosion set ablaze an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, Iranian state media reported on Friday, adding that experts suspected it was a "terrorist attack".
CNN › 1 month ago
An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was damaged by an explosion on Friday, Iranian state news IRNA reported.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google