[dropcap]M[/dropcap]aridi- Over 60 people are said to have died in a fuel tank explosion in South Sudan’s Maridi town of Western Equatoria State.
The incident happened when a tank carrying fuel widely crack and the fuel was hugely pouring out of the tank. However, considering the current lack of fuel in the Country, citizen ran to the pouring fuel tank to collect the fuel for their consumption and a lot of people were attracted into the scene.
Unfortunately some SPLA soldiers who are the national army of South Sudan moving in their military pick-up land cruiser, after seeing the pouring fuel, took the advantage of their strength of having guns; reaching the pouring fuel tank, the soldiers opened and fired their weapons aiming at dispersing the civilians who were collecting the fuel. Guess what!
You know very well the reaction between fire and fuel, now come the ‘National Tragedy’ after the fuel caught the fired weapon leaving over 60 people dead on spot.
All the soldiers including their vehicle dead right away. Wangdunkon Media is closely following the story in Maridi and will update the public with more information.
An area MP who prepared not to be named was quoted saying “this is a national tragedy. This so call tribal SPLA must leave western Equatoria State as soon as possible. They are the cause of each and every problem we have in the state
In a separate development, some people are also said to have been killed elsewhere in the state by unknown gunmen today. Stay visiting as more updates are being collected.