A fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania on Saturday (Aug 10), killing dozens as flames ripped through crowds that had gathered to siphon petrol from it.

State broadcaster TBC Taifa said 57 people were killed and 65 injured.

Video clips from the accident scene circulating on social media showed the charred remains of dozens of young men. Footage from before the explosion showed a large crowd collecting liquid from puddles in yellow jerry cans after the vehicle crashed.

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