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Buhari expresses sadness, condole with Sierra Leone over tank explosion

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has extended the sympathies of the entire nation to the government and people of Sierra Leone, following the fuel tanker explosion in Freetown, the country’s capital in which at least 99 people were killed and more than 100 injured.

Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari expresses grief over Freetown oil tanker deaths’.

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The tragic incident happened late on Friday when a fuel tanker exploded following a collision, and many people rushed to the scene to siphon off petrol.

The President said he is anguished by the unfortunate loss of lives and injury to so many. He offered condolences on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria to the bereaved families, the government and people of Sierra Leone and wished the injured an early recovery.

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