This Article is From Sep 17, 2015

Deaths From South Sudan Oil Truck Blast Rise to More Than 100

Deaths From South Sudan Oil Truck Blast Rise to More Than 100
Juba: More than 100 people were killed in South Sudan when an oil tanker that had veered off the road exploded as a crowd tried to gather fuel from the vehicle, a regional official said on Thursday, a day after the incident.

In addition to more than 100 dead from Wednesday's blast, Charles Kisagna, the minister of information in Western Equatoria, said about 50 people were seriously injured.

"We don't have medical equipment and these people may not survive because we do not have the facilities to treat the highly burnt people," he told Reuters.
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