Mozambican president promises aid to victims of tanker blast

The explosion happened after a truck driver stopped to sell fuel to residents who gathered around the vehicle, according to Radio Mozambique.

By: AP | Johannesburg | Published:November 18, 2016 3:57 pm

The Mozambican president has pledged support for the families of 73 people, including children, who were killed when a fuel tanker exploded in northern Mozambique. President Filipe Nyusi, on Friday said  “tragedy has knocked on our door once again” in Tete province, on Thursday. Nyusi was recalling a 2015 incident in Tete in which about 70 people died after drinking contaminated beer.

The explosion happened after a truck driver stopped to sell fuel to residents who gathered around the vehicle, according to Radio Mozambique. A government task force headed to the scene and an investigation was underway.