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Rescue workers in DR Congo begin burying bodies

07-05-2010 08:24 BJT

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Rescue workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun burying the bodies of at least 231 people killed in Friday's massive explosion.

They were killed when a fuel tanker overturned near the northern village of Sange, gushing oil and exploding in a massive fireball. At least 61 children and 36 women were among those killed.

The truck overturned as it was trying to pass a minibus. A UN spokesman said at least 195 were injured. President Joseph Kabila has declared a two-day national mourning period.


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