Mozambique blast: Death toll rises to 96, 8 out of 47 patients still in ICU

Maputo: Health authorities said that death toll in the fuel tanker truck explosion in Mozambique's Central Tete province had reached 96, media reports said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"8 out of 47 patients receiving treatment at the provincial hospital are still under intensive care. All of them are children," Xinhua news agency quoted Celma Issufo, a doctor in a local hospital.

"The prognosis for most patients is good, but there are still some troubles for them to go through," said Issufo.

The inquiry commission created by the Council of Minister to investigate the causes of the explosion is in the scene, left with only a week to release its report.

The Council of Minister said accountability will be charged in case it is found that there are criminal faults in the explosion.

On 18 October, a tanker truck was en route transporting petrol to Malawi from Mozambican port city of Beira. It blew up when local residents were gathering around the vehicle to buy fuel.


Updated Date: Nov 29, 2016 12:01 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See