The state-run Libyan Information company stated the tanker truck overturned earlier than catching fireplace and exploding. It stated residents within the space rushed to gather leaked gasoline regardless of warnings. The company put the dying tally at seven, citing an unnamed safety officers.
The state-run medical heart within the close by metropolis of Sabha obtained at the least 50 injured folks, Halima al-Mahri, a spokeswoman for the middle. She urged authorities to assist evacuate the injured to the capital of Tripoli for therapy.
The middle posted footage, together with graphic photographs, of individuals at an emergency ward receiving therapy for his or her burn accidents.
It was not instantly clear what induced the tanker to overturn and explode. Fathi Bashagha, one in every of Libya’s rival prime ministers, stated he ordered an investigation into the incident.