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Kenyan Leader Mourns Tanzania’s Victims Of Fuel Tanker Tragedy

FILE PHOTO: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday mourned victims of the fuel tanker fire tragedy in Morogoro town, in the neighboring country of Tanzania.

Kenyatta sent a message of condolence and comfort to the families of the victims of the fuel tanker fire tragedy in which at least 60 people were killed and 70 others injured on Saturday.

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In his condolence message released in Nairobi, Kenyatta said it was unfortunate for the country to lose citizens in such an unfortunate accident.

He assured his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli of his support and prayers as the country comes to terms with the unfortunate incident. He also wished quick recovery to those who were injured in the incident and admitted in various hospitals.

Saturday’s explosion happened when people tried to scoop fuel coming out of the tanker which then burst into flames in an incident similar to what happened at Sachangwan in Kenya’s Nakuru County ten years ago.

Tanzanian authorities have expressed fears the number of deaths could rise as some of the victims were critically burnt.

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