Africa

73 killed in tanker explosion in Mozambique

Mozambican media say 73 people were killed and more than 100 others were wounded in a fuel tanker explosion in the north of the country.

Radio Mozambique reported Thursday that medical teams were at the scene of the accident in the town of Caphiridzange in Tete province.

The radio says dozens of charred bodies were scattered around the explosion site and that government officials believe more bodies might be in surrounding woods. It says a truck driver from Malawi had turned off the main road to sell fuel to local residents, who were gathered around the vehicle when the fuel caught fire.