Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:33

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has declared three days of national mourning for victims of the fuel tanker explosion on Saturday.

A press statement issued on Sunday said that during the three days of mourning, all national flags will be hoisted at half-mast.

"President Dr John Pombe Magufuli has declared three days of national mourning starting Saturday 10th August. In that period, all flags will fly at half-mast," read the press statement by the Director of Communications at State House.

The accident happened in the city of Morogoro which is a major route for transporting cargo and fuel from the port city of Dar es Salaam, the country's' commercial capital.

The death toll from rose to 75 as four more people succumbed to their injuries, a hospital official said.