A fuel tank exploded in Muammar Qaddafi's hometown of Sirte, killing more than 100 people, less than a week after the former Libyan leader was captured and killed there, a military commander said Tuesday.

"There was an enormous explosion and a huge fire. More than 100 people were killed and 50 others wounded," Transitional National Council (TNC) commander Leith Mohammed said.

He said the scene of Monday night's blast was "a heart-wrenching spectacle, with dozens of charred bodies."