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Event: FR Fire
Number: 2021-000169
Country: SLE Sierra Leone
Location: Freetown
Date (YMD): 2021-11-5
Time: 20:30
Information Source:Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS)
Comments: On 05th November 2021, a fire incident occurred in the Wellington PMD Junction east of Freetown involving a loaded fuel tanker that colluded with and a truck carrying granite stones while the fuel tanker was about entering into a nearby filling station to discharge its fuel . This led to fuel spillage which population rushed to collect. In the interim, some community members rushed to the scene and took advantage of the leakage to scoop fuel and store it in nearby makeshift structures. In the cause of scooping the fuel, for unidentified reasons, a fire broke out and the tanker exploded, killing nearly a hundred people.
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