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Watch: Scary scenes as petrol tanker explodes and burn in Lusaka

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Many people are feared dead or seriously burned following a petrol tanker explosion near Zambeef and Zambia Breweries on Mungwi Road in Lusaka.

A petrol tanker exploded and caught fire sending a massive fireball around the truck on Saturday afternoon.

As of 1:50 PM on Saturday, the tanker was still ablaze, and it is unclear how many casualties have been caused by the incident.

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Before the explosion, footage showed individuals attempting to extract leaking fuel from the tanker.

Eyewitness video also depicted some people filling up containers with fuel from the leaking tank.

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The fire reportedly spread across the entire road, and a bus that was passing the petrol tanker at the time of the explosion also caught fire.

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The cause of the petrol tanker fire is not known at this stage.

This is an ongoing situation that we will continue to monitor.

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