In addition, several were injured in the accident.
At least 84 people have died in a tanker explosion in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, says US news channel CNN.
In addition to the dead, several people have been injured in the accident, according to local authorities. Some of the injured are in critical condition.
Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerrin According to a Facebook update, the accident was caused when a tanker collided with another truck in traffic.
“My condolences to the families and loved ones of the blast victims,” Aki-Sawyerr wrote in his update.
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