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At least 39 dead, 80 injured in Congo tanker truck fire

At least 39 dead, 80 injured in Congo tanker truck fire
At least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo, ABC News quoted Congo's Health Ministry as saying Sunday.

The ministry reduced the death toll from 50 announced Saturday by the regional governor. The updated lower figure cites rescue officials and hospital records.

The accident happened in the village of Mbuba, not far from Kisantu city and about 200 kilometers southwest of the capital, Kinshasa.

President Joseph Kabila had Saturday ordered three days of national mourning.

An investigation was launched into the cause of the accident.
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