Over 100 killed in oil tanker explosion in South Sudan

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Khartoum: An oil tanker explosion has killed over 100 people and injured many in South Sudan.

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“More than 100 people were killed when an oil truck exploded as a crowd tried to gather fuel from the vehicle after it had veered off the road,” Information Minister of Western Equatoria State Charles Kisagna said on Thursday.

Kisagna said the incident occurred on Wednesday, adding that around 50 people were seriously injured.

The minister said that “those people may not survive because we do not have the facilities to treat the highly burnt people”.

“The hospital desperately needs more supplies of basics such as IV fluids, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, anti-tetanus, and pain relievers,” said Chandi Savior, the medical director of the Maridi Civil Hospital.

(With inputs from IANS)