Seven people are feared dead and dozens injured after the contents from an overturned tanker exploded on Monday in northern Colombia.
According to AFP, Police said that Dozens of people had gathered around the tanker after it overturned and were trying to siphon off fuel when it ignited, causing an inferno.
“We believe there are at least seven people burned to death in this tragic accident,” said Fabian Ospino, mayor of the town of Pueblo Viejo, where the accident happened, in a video posted on social media.
Local police subsequently confirmed the explosion had killed seven people and left a further 49 people with burn injuries.
The accident occurred on the road between the cities of Barranquilla and Santa Marta on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.