Egypt extends condolences to Sierra Leone over dozens of deaths in fuel tanker blast

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 Nov 2021

Egypt extended its condolences on Saturday to Sierra Leone over a fuel tanker explosion in the capital, Freetown, which left scores of deaths and injuries.

Many people come out to observe the aftermath of the fuel tanker explosion in Freetown, Sierra Leone. AFP

At least 99 people were killed and over 100 others were injured when a fuel tanker collided with a truck in the city’s eastern suburb of Wellington late on Friday, causing a massive blast and clouds of smoke, according to local authorities.

The Egyptian government and people “express sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery,” the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also reiterated solidarity with the west African country in such hard circumstances.

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