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In pictures: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision

Charred remains and wrecked cars are all that remain after a deadly collision involving a fuel tanker in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

The fuel tanker caused a massive explosion which rocked Freetown on Friday night
The fuel tanker caused a massive explosion which rocked Freetown on Friday night

 

The enormous blast has injured hundreds of people and occurred after this tanker collided with a smaller lorry
The enormous blast has injured hundreds of people and occurred after this tanker collided with a smaller lorry

 

Scores of cars and smaller motorcycles have been left destroyed by the explosion
Scores of cars and smaller motorcycles have been left destroyed by the explosion

 

Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr says the exact scale of the damage done to property is unknown
Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr says the exact scale of the damage done to property is unknown

 

Firefighters battled some blazes well into Saturday as hundreds of people were treated by medics for severe burns
Firefighters battled some blazes well into Saturday as hundreds of people were treated by medics for severe burns

 

By early on Saturday morning security services had secured the scene
By early on Saturday morning security services had secured the scene
Soldiers patrolled the area as the government came to grips with the tragedy
Soldiers patrolled the area as the government came to grips with the tragedy

BBC News

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