Terrible! 73 people killed, after fuel tanker explodes in Mozambique

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Scores of people have died while others have suffered injuries in Mozambique after a Malawi bound fuel tanker exploded on Thursday night.

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Authorities have so far confirmed that 73 people have died and 110 have suffered injuries due to the accident but the numbers may rise.

Dozens of charred bodies were scattered around the blast site in the town of Caphiridzange in Tete province, and government officials believed more bodies might be in surrounding woods, Radio Mozambique reported.

Some badly burned people had tried to run into a nearby river, the radio said.

In pains; Injured people sit in pains.

In pains; Injured people sit in pains.

Medical teams rushed to the scene of the accident, evacuating the injured in ambulances and other vehicles.

Searchers looked for more victims, though their efforts were hampered as night fell.

Some reports say the victims had gathered around the truck to buy fuel from the driver of the tanker while others say the driver was ambushed. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

Citing Mozambican reports, the Portuguese news agency Lusa said one theory was that a fire near the tanker set off the blast, while another theory pointed to a lightning strike as residents were collecting the fuel.

Meanwhile, a national government task force will travel to the accident site today.

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  1. Kkkk ndiye mbavazo zigubu zawo ananyamula zikuchita kuwayikira umboni pomwe agonapo eeeish. Kwa onse omwe amwalira mongokumanizana nayo ngoziyi agone mwa Ambuye, ena alimzipatala tiwafunira kuchila kwamsanga.

  2. Mphoto yauchimo ndiinfa,mulungu sadzalanga munthu asanamudzudzule,kusanva kwao alandila nako mphoto.mwina ovulalao ndi otsalao nkutengerako phunzilo.

  3. Palibe munthu amangalala akamva za imfa, komano apa ndikuti zachita bwino. Ndili ndi umboni ungapo pa nkhani yangati yomweyi. One day l ws driving frm jhb to Ntaja my home town, ndinaona ndimaso anga, b4 Tete pali bridge, one malawian truck frm Beira overturned into the river. Komano kunali kupopa mafuta. Amzathu enanso akumangochi galimoto inawafera 28 km frm Motize, koma usiku anabwera anthu aku Tete ndikuzawalanda katundu yense, vuto ndi loti katundu ndi wa anthu iwo inali business yonyamula katundu chabe. Ineyonso, ndinabeledwa full china bag pa Machipanda boarder usiku ndikugona. Kwa ma drivers omwe amadutsa mu mozambique zonsezi akuzidziwa bwino lomwe. Ndie apo zili bwino zedi mayb they cn learn sumthing, if thy cn.

  4. You see what is happening, these people who died they not repented, which means God is not happy with them, so please repent from being theft, because it is written that the prize for sins is death, so you receive in full, shame, RIP.

  5. This place is very dangerous lndeed, anthuwa kunali kutunga Petrol mosanyengelela but the goodness they did not attack the Driver ndipo the Driver has managed kupulumutsa mutu wa trackyo, mwai opulumuka anthu wa analinawo koma kusanva poti amati ikalawa nchele ….ena mmalo mothawitsa moyo mathankwa asanaphulike anali otanganidwa kujambula ka filimu ka pa telefoni momwe ngoziyi inayambila you can see the clip on my time line in box for other pictures. I even went to visit the accident place today.

  6. Anthu a dela limeneli ndioipa moyo ndipo amaberatu anatigendera galimoto masana ati kuti iyime abe katundu koma mulungu anatipulumutsa anangoswa galasi sitinayime

  7. This area it’s full of gangsters amatha kuduphira truck ikuyenda ndikumaba katundu wathu,I think they are paying for their wrongdoings koma chovetsa chisoni ndi choti kutheka mwa anthu ena avulala wosalakwa Mulungu awachitire chifundo

  8. Track inachita ngozi ndiye anthu mwachizolowezi anakhamukira kumeneko kuti akabe mafutawo koma mwatsoka ma thanks anaphulika ndikupha anthu oposa 100 pamalo. Panopa pali anthu oposa 120 ku hospital. Im am #mozambican

  9. mbavazo NyasaTimes NewspaperFuel truck en route to Malawi explodes in Tete, 73 deadAt least 73 were killed and another 110 including children suffered severe burns when a fuel tanker which was carrying petrol from Mozambie to Malawi overturned in Tete province as some peole were trying to siphon petrol….The post Fuel…MoreFuel truck en route to Malawi explodes in Tete, 73 dead – Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawinyasatimes.com7 hrs·Public

  10. Wapangitsa ngozi yamoto ndi Truck driver. Wachoka ndimafuta ku Beira wapeza venda wadiesel. Ndikutengana adzagulitse mafuta aja. Atafika paKaphiri Dzanje adasiya mseu wamthengo about 500metres away kuchoka mutala. Ogula adali ndi Generator yopopera. Atadzaza madrum 6 generator idaphoka moto mpaka udayenda mupipe ya inlet kukafika muTanker ya Truck. Driver waTruck ataona utsi mutanker adakadula mutu watruck ndikusiya ngolo ija. Ndipamene panadzabwera chiunyinji cha anthu ndimatchezulo. Munthawiyi moto siumaonekanso umaoneka ngati wazima. Ndipamene amaboola ndimatchezulo tanker nthawiyomweyo yadzaphulika ndimoto,ana azaka 10 okwana 16 afera pomwepo ndi akazi awiri. Ena onse ndi azibambo. Ovulara mwakayakaya atha kufika 100. Munthawiyi driver wakasiya mutu uja ndikuthawa wamiyendo. Ena agonekedwa chipatala cha Moatize, ena alichipatala chachikulu chaTete. Ndizimend wapanga driver wathu kuzolowera kuba.kukaphetsa anthu.

  11. Wapangitsa ngozi yamoto ndi Truck driver. Wachoka ndimafuta ku Beira wapeza venda wadiesel. Ndikutengana adzagulitse mafuta aja. Atafika paKaphiri Dzanje adasiya mseu wamthengo about 500metres away kuchoka mutala. Ogula adali ndi Generator yopopera. Atadzaza madrum 6 generator idaphoka moto mpaka udayenda mupipe ya inlet kukafika muTanker ya Truck. Driver waTruck ataona utsi mutanker adakadula mutu watruck ndikusiya ngolo ija. Ndipamene panadzabwera chiunyinji cha anthu ndimatchezulo. Munthawiyi moto siumaonekanso umaoneka ngati wazima. Ndipamene amaboola ndimatchezulo tanker nthawiyomweyo yadzaphulika ndimoto,ana azaka 10 okwana 16 afera pomwepo ndi akazi awiri. Ena onse ndi azibambo. Ovulara mwakayakaya atha kufika 100. Munthawiyi driver wakasiya mutu uja ndikuthawa wamiyendo. Ena agonekedwa chipatala cha Moatize, ena alichipatala chachikulu chaTete. Ndizimend wapanga driver wathu kuzolowera kuba.kukaphetsa anthu.

  12. Am happy it happened at Caphiridzanje drivers are suffering a lot due to kuba kwa agalu amenewa they got a lesson and good one in fact. mwina apunguka am looking forward to another accident malo omwewo, kwa omwe afela za eni R.I.P amene amakaba photho yakuba ndimeneyo mwapasa satana wakudalitsani

  13. Mukulankhula ngat wokutha kulankhulatu , palibe munthu yemwe amasekela ifa chot muziwe olo munthu atakhala woyipa bwanji koma ngat wamwalili just say RIP dont talk like ifa simayiziwa no thats not good

  14. Anthu aku Mozambique amaphweketsa zinthu zonse zolembedwa Malawi, awa aaaaah zinazitu mulungu azindikhululukira koma akhaulabe aferana. This truck had a very small impact, mafuta mangodontha koma iwowa ndi nkhuli ya ndalama anayamba ku gobola na voila/kuboola zima holo zikuluziku, now in the process moto unayamba kubuka, malo mothawa mpamene ena akumatilira tankalayi kuba mafuta. Now ndi izitu

  15. mulungu amawona komaso amayankha pachimene ukufuna akuti photo yauchimo ndi imfa, anthu amudziko ili anazolowola kuba nde apanga bwino kumfa komaso amene ali vulazikawo sazayambilaso kuba masiku onse amaba koma la 40 lakwana bola driver yo ali. ndimoya zinazo zisova.

  16. Ineyo ndi wa ku Mozambique, koma pa nkhani ngati iyi, tingomva chisoni pakuti afawo ndi anthu, koma mbali ina ndi mbava zotheratu, mwina ndingatero kuti zachita bwino kuti ena atengere phunziro

  17. this incident happened in beira port not Tete and it is not tru dat de Driver was selling the fuel. Pliz Mw 24 be sure enough before u Post ur stories, RIP

  18. That area ndi bad news, truck drivers are paying alot chifukwa chakatundu oberedwa malo amenewo. It could be that the driver tried to stop them but they don’t listen those people even maybe attacking the driver too. So whatever

    • Which innocent souls are you talking about?are thieves souls innocent? Most truck drivers have suffered losses around this area. They are never innocent souls. They wanted to steal fuel

  19. Tikhoza kunena kuti…

    Truck yo itachita ngozi….mashanganiwo amafuna kuchosa mafuta mu tuck mo then chifukwa cha mpungwepungwe idapezeka kuti yachita spank…

    Anthu aku mwanza border muyembekezeleso kuzapsya motere…mumathila mafuta ophikila musewu cholinga truck igwe then mube katundu