Scores killed in Mozambique fuel lorry explosion

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At least 73 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after a lorry carrying fuel blew up in western Mozambique, according to the government.

In a statement on Thursday, officials said that the vehicle had overturned while transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira.

Mozambique is one of the world's poorest nations, according to the International Monetary Fund, and since its civil war ended in 1992 its population has suffered the consequences of an economic crisis.

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