KINSHASA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed and 16 seriously burned in a fuel tanker explosion late Wednesday in the province of Kongo Central, located in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guy Bandu, the provincial governor, announced Thursday.
Late Wednesday, a fuel tanker exploded in the locality of Mbuba of the province. The cause of this accident remains unknown, the governor announced on his Twitter account, adding that operations are already underway to clear the road.
In October 2018, a fuel tanker exploded after a collision at the same location, killing 53 people. ■