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Libya fuel tank blast 'kills 50' in Sirte

An explosion at a fuel tank has left more than 50 people dead in the Libyan city of Sirte, officials and local people say.

National Transitional Council commander Leith Mohammed said the blast happened late on Monday.

Several people who had been waiting to fill their cars with petrol were caught up in the blast.

  • 25 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa