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Tanzania declares 3 days of mourning for victims of oil tanker explosion

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Sunday declared three days of national mourning following an oil tanker explosion that killed over 60 people and injured 70 others in Morogoro on Saturday.

In a statement released early Sunday, the Directorate of Presidential Communication at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam said the three-day mourning lasts from Saturday to Monday.

“During the mourning period, the national flag will fly at half mast,” said the statement, adding that the president will send Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa to Morogoro to represent him at the burial of the victims starting later on Sunday.

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