Kampala (Uganda): A car crashed into a moving gas tanker, sparking a fire that killed at least 29 people and left scores more badly burned, Ugandan police said on Sunday.

Police spokesman Ibn Senkumbi said the gas tanker exploded after colliding with a passenger car late on Saturday on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Most of the dead were passenger motorcyclists who had tried to siphon gas from the tanker.

Victims nursing serious burns were rushed to the main referral hospital in Kampala.

Explosions involving moving gas tankers happen frequently in this poor East African country, often killing those who rush to the scene with plastic cans hoping to steal fuel.


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