Video clips circulating on social media confirmed the charred stays of dozens of younger males and burnt motorbikes. In footage from earlier than the explosion, a big crowd was amassing liquid from puddles in yellow jerry cans.
“…The situation is really bad. Many people died, here even those who were not stealing fuel because this is a busy place.”
Authorities spokesman Hassan Abbasi mentioned no less than 60 individuals died and 70 had been injured within the blast, which occurred in Morogoro, a city round 200 km (120 miles) west of the industrial capital Dar es Salaam.
President John Magufuli was “shocked and saddened” by the accident, his workplace mentioned in an announcement.