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The explosion of a fuel tank in Haiti killed about 50 people


MOSCOW, Dec 14 Approximately 50 people were killed and 47 seriously injured in a tanker explosion with fuel in the Haitian city of Cap Haitien, according to the local newspaper Nouvelliste, citing authorities. Previously, 40 deaths were reported. “According to preliminary data from the authorities who arrived at the scene, about 50 people died,” the newspaper said. that the victims were taken to hospital. Experts are searching for the bodies of the dead and injured. Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henri expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims and to all those “who were directly or indirectly affected by this tragedy.” According to him, the explosion led not only to casualties, but also caused “major material damage.” The incident took place on Tuesday night. City officials Patrick Almonor said the fuel tanker was first involved in an accident when its driver was trying to avoid colliding with a motorcyclist.

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