At least 98 people have been killed and many more injured after an oil tanker and a truck collided at a fuel station in Freetown on 6th November. People had crowded around the crash site to collect leaking fuel. Without warning the wreck burst into flames which engulfed many of the victims. Cars, nearby shops and traders stalls were also destroyed in the blaze. Firefighters arrived but there was nothing they could do but contain the fire.
The full death toll will not be known for a while but SLIP sends it’s profound sympathies to the families of those who have lost loved ones in the incident.