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At Least 91 Killed in Wellington Fire Disaster

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The fuel tanker that exploded in Wellington, east end of Freetown on Friday 5th November, 2021 left at least 91 people dead and several others injured, according to authorities.

Mohamed Lamrane Bah, Director of Communications, Sierra Leone National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), told newsmen that several people were also in critical condition following the explosion.

“Authorities have transferred injured people to hospitals and collected the bodies, and the rescue effort at the scene has ended”. Bah added.

Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr said in a statement on Facebook that she was “saddened to hear about an explosion along Bai Bureh Road, Wellington, after a truck carrying fuel collided with another truck.”

“The video and photo footage making rounds on social media are harrowing,” Aki-Sawyerr added.

“My sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the explosion. May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.”

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