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39 dead in DR Congo oil tanker collision: Official

AFP  |  Kinshasa 

Thirty-nine people died in an accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an official death toll Sunday, as Joseph decreed three days of mourning for the victims.

Earlier tolls put the number of dead at between 20 and 60.

The accident happened early on Saturday when the collided with a vehicle on a highway 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of the capital

and said 20 people died at the scene and 19 later at the hospital.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 00:10 IST
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