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Watch: Massive Fire Engulfs Trucks at Kasumbalesa Border Post Between Zambia and DRC

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Several trucks were consumed by a fierce fire at the Kasumbalesa border post between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), leaving a trail of destruction in its wake on Monday evening.

According to an eyewitness at the truck stop on the Zambia side of the border, at least three trucks were completely destroyed as the inferno rapidly spread through the area.

The blaze erupted suddenly, catching the parked vehicles off guard and causing chaos among the drivers and onlookers.

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As emergency services rushed to the scene, authorities were engaged in a fierce battle against the flames, desperately working to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading further.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, adding an air of mystery to the unfolding situation.

Local authorities have yet to release an official statement regarding the incident, and details surrounding the extent of the damage and any potential casualties remain unclear at this time.

Eyewitnesses reported thick plumes of smoke billowing into the sky, visible from a considerable distance.

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The Kasumbalesa border post is a crucial transit point for goods and commerce between Zambia and the DRC, and the destruction of several trucks is expected to have significant repercussions on cross-border trade.

The incident has caused disruptions at the border, with traffic and logistics operations temporarily halted as emergency services continue their efforts to bring the situation under control.

As investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant and stay away from the affected area to ensure the safety of all individuals involved.

This is a developing story, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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