• Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021

Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision

ByAmeerah O'Connor

Nov 6, 2021
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 scene of Friday night's collision where an oil tanker was struck by a smaller lorry

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

The shells of burnt out cars and motorcycles left destroyed by Friday's blast

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

Freetown residents inspect the remains of cars and motorbikes on Saturday morning

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

Firefighters douse a container with water on Saturday morning.

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

Security services had secured the scene on Saturday morning.

By early on Saturday morning security services had secured the scene

Soldiers patrol the scene of the blast on Saturday morning.

Soldiers patrolled the area as the government came to grips with the tragedy

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