Death Toll from Sierra Leone Fuel Tanker Explosion Rises to 144

Coffins containing the remains of victims of the fuel tanker explosion are pictured during a burial ceremony at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone. REUTERS/Ibrahim S Miles Kamara

The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone’s capital on Nov. 5 has risen to 144 from a previous estimate of 115, health ministry data showed on Saturday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Umaru Fofana; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Daniel Wallis