Six killed in tanker-truck collision in Sierra Leone

Freetown, April 4: Six unidentified people were killed in Sierra Leone when a fuel tanker collided with a truck, a leading local daily reported Thursday.

The six people were reported to have met their death in an inferno caused by an explosion when a fuel tanker loaded with 23,000 litres of petrol collided with a container truck along the Lunsar-Makeni highway in the northern district of Port Loko, AWOKO reported.

The daily said the truck with registration number AJB 619 was heading towards the headquarters town of Makeni in the north, loaded with 500 bags of sugar from the Chinese run Magbass Sugar Company in Makeni, and collided with the tanker heading to Freetown.