43 dead in Mozambique truck blast: government

"The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck" in a small village in Tete province, the statement said.

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Maputo, Nov 17: At least 43 people were killed and 110 others injured today when a truck carrying petrol blew up in western Mozambique, the government said in a statement.

43 dead in Mozambique truck blast

"The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck" in a small village in Tete province, the statement said.

"Because of the heat, the truck burst into flames, leading to the deaths of 43 people and causing burns in 110 others, according to investigators' initial findings," it added.

PTI

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