Mourning in DR Congo after tanker fire

Scores of victims of disaster in east of the country buried in mass graves.

    It's a day of mourning for many in the Democractic Republic of Congo after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded in a massive fireball.

    The explosion killed at least 230 people and injured nearly 200 others.

    Funerals have been held for victims of the blast, which tore through a village and reduced a market to ashes. Most were buried in two mass graves.

    Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from the scene of the disaster near the village of Sange in south Kivu province.

    WARNING: This report contains images some may find disturbing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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