SADC condoles with Tanzania after fuel tanker blast

11 August 2019 | Africa


Outgoing SADC chair President Hage Geingob has extended condolences to the government and people of Tanzania over the victims of a fuel tanker explosion, which killed 64 people and left scores injured. The 64 people died when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol. “On behalf of the SADC Member States and indeed on my own behalf, we wish to express our deepest condolences to His Excellency President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania, and the families of the deceased. This is a loss not only to Tanzania, but to the SADC region as a whole,” Geingob, who will this week hand over the SADC chairmanship to Magufuli, said in a statement. “SADC sympathizes and remains in solidarity with the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania during this painful and sad moment. We wish all Tanzanians courage and strength as the Country faces this big loss.”

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