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‘Terrorists’ linked to murder of young Israeli soldier in West Bank arrested, IDF announces

Two “terrorists” accused of murdering a 19-year-old off-duty soldier in the West Bank last week have been arrested, the Israeli military announced on Saturday.

The Israel Defense Forces tweeted, “We have found the terror squad that murdered IDF soldier Cpl. Dvir Sorek.”

Sorek was found dead with stab wounds Thursday outside a settlement in the Gush Etzion region, which is near the West Bank city of Hebron, the military said.

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IDF soldier Cpl. Dvir Sorek was found dead with stab wounds outside a settlement in the Gush Etzion region, the military said. (Israel Defense Forces)

His body turned up on the side of a road near a pre-military Jewish seminary where he’d been a student; he was neither armed nor in uniform.

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“In an operation—together with Israeli security forces—we located and arrested the 2 terrorists suspected to have committed the attack,” the IDF wrote in the tweet on Saturday, which included a photo of an arrest and another picture of the operation in progress.

“We will continue in our fight against terror,” the tweet went on to say.

The suspects reportedly were linked to a Palestinian terror cell. At least two in that group were brothers from Hebron, Israel’s Channel 13 TV reported. There was no immediate Palestinian comment.

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The army said in a statement that the car the militants used in the attack was seized.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing as a terror attack last week.

In another tweet posted on Saturday, Netanyahu wrote that he commended the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and security forces who captured the suspects within 48 hours.

“In the last few years our forces put their hands on all the Palestinian murderers that attacked Israelis and today they did it again,” he wrote in the tweet. “We will continue to fight terrorism intensely on all fronts.”

The Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, accused the Palestinian Authority, its rival in the West Bank, of cooperating with Israel to identify the militants behind the murder.

Hamas celebrated the murder last week writing in a statement, “We salute the hero fighters, sons of our people, who carried out the heroic operation which killed a soldier of the occupation army.”

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The death of the young soldier came just over a month before Israel’s parliamentary elections, with Netanyahu’s right-wing allies calling for further West Bank settlement construction and a tough response.

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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British seaside town cordoned off after people experience vomiting, sore eyes, officials say

A section of a British seaside town had to be cordoned off for several hours on Sunday after several people experienced vomiting and sore eyes from what officials described as a “hazardous material incident.”

The Sussex Police force said on Twitter that a “small number of people” reported the symptoms in Worthing, located 50 miles south of London on England’s south coast.

Fire officials said that a cordon was set up along a 1.6-mile stretch of roadway as authorities responded to the scene.

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“People are being advised to shut all windows and doors, or stay away from the area,” Worthing Fire Station said, in part, on Twitter.

Sussex Police said that two people were taken to the hospital, but later discharged and “advised to go home, wash their clothes and have a shower.”

Anyone else who may have been affected by the incident has been advised to “use copious amounts of water to wash your eyes,” police said in a statement.

“We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the incident,” police said, adding that they are following up “a number of lines” of inquiry as the investigation into the incident continues.

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Kitesurfing instructor Christine Johnston told Sky News that she was at her surf ship when two beach patrol officers approached her with their faces covered and told her to leave immediately.

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A section of the British seaside town of Worthing had to be cordoned off on Sunday after several people reported becoming sickened by what authorities described as a “hazardous material incident.” (iStock)

“I hadn’t had any symptoms up until that point, but now I feel as though my eyes are itching — though that might be psychosomatic,” she told Sky News. “It was quite bizarre and sounded really dramatic — we’ve canceled all our lessons for the rest of the day.”

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Authorities did not provide information on a suspected cause of the incident.

Local lawmaker Tim Loughton tweeted that it involved reports of “bathers affected by some sort of chemical-type irritants.”

“People are advised to stay away from the seafront area,” he said.

In 2017, a mysterious chemical haze left scores of people on the coast about 30 miles away with streaming eyes, sore throats and breathing problems.

An investigation found that the most likely cause of that incident was emissions from a passing ship, lost cargo or a wreck in the English Channel.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Norway mosque shooting probed as ‘act of terrorism,’ woman found dead at home of suspect, police say

A shooting at a mosque outside Norway‘s capital that left one person injured is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, officials said Sunday.

The Oslo Police Department said on Twitter the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at the Al-Noor Islamic Center located in Baerum, a western suburb of Oslo.

Assistant Chief of Police Rune Skjold told reporters on Sunday the suspect, a Norwegian man, appeared to have “far-right” and “anti-immigrant” views that he had previously expressed online.

“We’re investigating this as an attempt at carrying out an act of terrorism,” he told reporters.

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Skjold added that the suspect had expressed sympathy for Vidkun Quisling, the leader of Norway’s collaborationist government during the Nazi occupation, local newspaper Budstikka reported. Budstikka also quoted a mosque board member, Irfan Mushtaq, as saying the shooter wore a helmet and a uniform when he entered the mosque.

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Police attend the scene after a shooting inside the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum outside Oslo. (Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix via AP)

Mushtaq told Norway’s TV2 the shooter came to the mosque carrying two “shotgun-like” weapons and a pistol when he broke through a glass door and opened fire.

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Norwegian police said one person was been shot but only sustained minor injuries during a shooting incident at a mosque in a western suburb of the capital. (Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix via AP)

Only three people were present in the mosque at the time of the attack while preparing for Sunday’s celebration of the Eid-al-Adha festival, mosque spokesman Waheed Ahmed told Reuters. After firing shots, the gunman was overpowered by two men inside the building before police arrived at the scene.

“These people showed great courage,” Skjold told reporters.

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The one man who was injured, a 65-year-old member of the congregation, only sustained “minor injuries” when he helped to overpower the gunman, Budstikka reported.

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Police and emergency services attend the scene after a shooting inside the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum outside Oslo, Norway, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. (Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix via AP)

The attacker was also suspected of killing one of his own family members, a young woman who was found dead at his home, according to police.

Authorities have not identified the suspect.

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Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, told media that “what happened yesterday are things that should not happen in Norway.” She later expressed support for Norway’s Muslim community on Twitter.

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Police attend the scene after a shooting inside the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum outside Oslo, Norway, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. (Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix via AP)

“Today, Muslims all over Norway celebrate Eid with their loved ones. A celebration that many have been looking forward to, but the attack on the mosque in Bærum creates fear and unrest,’ she said. “We must fight hatred and anti-Muslim attitudes.”

The mosque had previously implemented extra security measures after a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year, the BBC reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Brazilian president suggests less pooping to help save environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday suggested eating less food, and therefore, defecating less, as an answer to some of the world’s problems.

Bolsonaro — who has come under fire in recent weeks after data showed increased deforestation of the Amazon rainforest — offered the response to a reporter who questioned if it was possible to boost the economy, feed those who are hungry and save the environment at the same time.

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“It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day,” Bolsonaro said, according to AFP. “That will be better for the whole world.”

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, pictured here during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brazil last month, suggested people should go to the bathroom less as a way to help the environment. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)

Critics say that Bolsonaro’s policies will help accelerate further deforestation of the Amazon — 60 percent of which is part of Brazil. A key regulator of the Earth’s living systems, the rainforest’s trees take in as much as 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year and release 20 percent of the planet’s oxygen.

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New data published last week by the National Institute for Space Research, a federal Brazilian agency, showed that more rainforest was lost between May and July this year than during the same period in 2018, 2017 and 2016.

In July alone, 870 square miles of vegetation was cut down — the biggest surge in deforestation rates since the institute adopted its current methodology in 2014.

Bolsonaro alleged the agency might have manipulated the deforestation data to make his far-right administration look bad. He fired physicist Ricardo Galvão, who served as director of the National Institute for Space Research, after deeming the information “doubtful.”

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Brazil was once heralded as a global environmental success story. But as data indicates an influx in Amazon deforestation under Bolsonaro — a climate change skeptic with a strongly pro-agrobusiness agenda — some fear what could happen to the rainforest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gondola cable cut in Canada, sending cars crashing to the ground in ‘deliberate act,’ police say

Several gondola cars came crashing to the ground early Saturday in British Columbia after someone apparently cut the cable, according to Canadian officials.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a news release that employees at the Sea to Sky Gondola noticed a cable down and saw several gondolas on the ground around 7:00 a.m. After an initial assessment of the situation by employees, the RCMP was contacted and are currently treating the incident as “criminal in nature.”

“We believe the cables were cut and this was a deliberate act of vandalism,” RCMP Inspector Kara Triance told CBC News. “At this time, it’s a crime scene.”

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The gondola operator said in a statement that they received an alert at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday that a haul rope had fallen for the Sea to Sky Gondola and the lift was inoperable.

“No guests or staff were on the gondola and no injuries were sustained in the incident,” Sea to Sky Gondola said.

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A gondola car can be seen on the ground after someone apparently cut a cable at the Sea to Sky Gondola in British Columbia early Saturday, according to police. (RCMP)

The popular sightseeing attraction is located in Squamish, British Columbia, about 40 miles north of Vancouver. The attraction gives guests a 10-minute ride, rising to over 2,900 feet above sea level and “provides sweeping views of the Howe Sound and surrounding mountains.”

Each gondola car can carry up to eight people, and feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

“The ride up and down is a thrilling adventure for all ages and provides new views of Shannon Falls and the famous Stawamus Chief climbing area,” according to Sea to Sky Gondola.

On Saturday, almost all of the 30 gondola cars that were attached to the cable came crashing to the ground, staff told CBC News.

“It’s just an incredibly unusual thing to happen,” Kirby Brown, Sea to Sky’s general manager, told CBC. “We just did our maintenance on the line very recently and it was a big, thick, beautiful healthy rope.”

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The RCMP said Saturday they are working with Technical Safety BC and the gondola’s manufacturer, Doppelmayr, in addition to walking the gondola line so that it can be properly inspected. Authorities are also asking anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time to contact them.

The RCMP said that they are looking to speak with hikers, climbers and campers who were in the areas of the Sea to Sky Gondola as well as the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

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Sea to Sky spokesperson Ken Bailey told CTV News between 1,500 and 3,000 guests visit the gondola each day during the summer season, and it was not known how long the attraction will be closed as authorities investigate.

“We don’t know how long it’s going to take us to figure out the cause,” Bailey told CTV News. “Certainly it’s a significant repair, but we have the best people on the planet to do that, so as soon as we can begin the repair phase, we anticipate that we’d be up and running quite quickly.”

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UK woman, 71, unmasked as culprit behind anti-Brexit graffiti

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A 71-year-old widow has been unmasked as the culprit behind a series of anti-Brexit slogans written in chalk throughout a town in West Yorkshire, England.

Hazel Jones, a retired teacher from Wakefield, was filmed by a bystander writing “Brexit is based on lies. Reject it,” on a brick wall of a local school on Aug 2.

“Keep seeing this message appear on this wall,” said Carla Petts, who took the 30-second video of Jones. “Thought it must be some youths writing it. Today I spotted the culprit. What a woman!”

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Jones is seen writing the slogan, before putting the white chalk back in her pocket and leaving the area with her walking stick in hand.

“Had I known I was being filmed I would have dressed up a bit more,” she told The Times.

Jones told The Times she’s been writing political graffiti since the 2016 referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. She said she writes the slogans for her four grandchildren, whom she believes have been wronged by her generation and the referendum result.

“My generation has fouled up the prospects of younger people, so it’s my grandchildren that I’m doing it for,” she said.

Jones is a former supporter of the left-wing Labour party who recently voted for the center-left Liberal Democrats because they support a second referendum on the EU question, something she stands firmly behind.

“We all have to do our bit and I think it’s very important that people are made aware of the imminent catastrophe that we will be faced with if Brexit goes through,” she said. “But if the government chooses to deliberately impose on its own population food shortages, job losses and disruption of medical supplies, they really need not fear old ladies pointing this out.”

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She doesn’t consider herself a vandal or criminal because the slogans are made of chalk, which washes away in the rain and Jones only writes on public walls or fences, not on private homes.

“My children are worried there may be reprisals but it really never occurred to me that it was an offense,” she said. “It’s just chalk after all.”

Her children may have another reason to worry about reprisals: According to the BBC, Wakefield voters supported leaving the EU by a margin of approximately two-to-one in 2016.

An early riser, Jones believes she’s gotten away with it because she gets up early and hits the walls on the way into town. The widow says she was only spotted on Aug 2, because she was “a little later than usual.”

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When asked what she will do now that she’s been unmasked as the culprit, Jones remarked: “I suppose the game is up now, I can’t keep on doing it anymore.”

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Russia nuclear agency says 5 dead in missile test explosion

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Russia‘s nuclear agency said Saturday that five of its employees were killed earlier this week when a rocket engine exploded during a missile test at a military base in the far northern Arkhangelsk region.

Russia’s Defense Ministry initially said that said two people died in Thursday’s explosion and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers. It was not immediately clear if the five fatalities cited in a Saturday statement by Rosatom were all in addition to the previously reported deaths.

In addition to the five deaths, Rosatom said three of its employees were treated for burns. The test took place on a sea platform during a period of work related to the engineering and technical support of “isotopic power sources” in a “liquid propulsion system,” the agency said.

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Following the blast, the victims were delivered to a specialized medical institution where Rosatom says they’re being provided with the necessary care.

“A bright memory of our comrades will forever live in our hearts,” Rosatom said.

The explosion led to radiation levels spiking up to 20 times above normal in the nearby city of Severodvinsk for about a half an hour, according to the Guardian. The defense ministry initially reported that no radiation change was detected, but officials in Severodvinsk later contradicted those claims in a statement that was taken down on Friday without explanation.

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Reuters, citing Russian news agencies, reported that the rocket’s fuel caught fire after the test, causing it to detonate, with the subsequent explosion throwing several people into the sea. The injured included ministry employees and civilian contractors, although the names and locations of the have not been confirmed. It’s also not clear which type of rocket or fuel type was used, however, President Vladimir Putin had said that Russia developed a nuclear engine for long-range missiles.

Local media has also reported that local residents have been stocking up on iodine, which helps to reduce the effects of radiation exposure.

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“On behalf of the huge team of Rosatom, we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims,” Rosatom said. “Their families will be assisted and supported.”

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Russia nuclear agency says 5 dead in missile test explosion

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Russia‘s nuclear agency said Saturday that five of its employees were killed earlier this week when a rocket engine exploded during a missile test at a military base in the far northern Arkhangelsk region.

Russia’s Defense Ministry initially said that said two people died in Thursday’s explosion and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers. It was not immediately clear if the five fatalities cited in a Saturday statement by Rosatom were all in addition to the previously reported deaths.

In addition to the five deaths, Rosatom said three of its employees were treated for burns. The test took place on a sea platform during a period of work related to the engineering and technical support of “isotopic power sources” in a “liquid propulsion system,” the agency said.

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Following the blast, the victims were delivered to a specialized medical institution where Rosatom says they’re being provided with the necessary care.

“A bright memory of our comrades will forever live in our hearts,” Rosatom said.

The explosion led to radiation levels spiking up to 20 times above normal in the nearby city of Severodvinsk for about a half an hour, according to the Guardian. The defense ministry initially reported that no radiation change was detected, but officials in Severodvinsk later contradicted those claims in a statement that was taken down on Friday without explanation.

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Reuters, citing Russian news agencies, reported that the rocket’s fuel caught fire after the test, causing it to detonate, with the subsequent explosion throwing several people into the sea. The injured included ministry employees and civilian contractors, although the names and locations of the have not been confirmed. It’s also not clear which type of rocket or fuel type was used, however, President Vladimir Putin had said that Russia developed a nuclear engine for long-range missiles.

Local media has also reported that local residents have been stocking up on iodine, which helps to reduce the effects of radiation exposure.

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“On behalf of the huge team of Rosatom, we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims,” Rosatom said. “Their families will be assisted and supported.”

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Thousands protest for fair elections in Moscow, largest in 8 years

Frustration over the exclusion of opposition candidates from Moscow’s local election next month drew tens of thousands of protesters on Saturday, making it the city’s largest protest rally in eight years, by some estimates.

The rally marked the fourth consecutive weekend of demonstrations of the Russian capital’s city council ballot. The demonstration has prompted protests in other cities, reflecting wider frustrations with Russia’s tightly controlled politics.

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People show posters of detained protesters and the slogan reads “Give us right to vote” during a protest in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP)

Unlike the previous two Moscow rallies, where police harshly dispersed the crowds and arrested more than 1,000 protesters, Saturday’s gathering was officially sanctioned.

Beliy Schetchik, a group that monitors attendance of public meetings, said it counted about 50,000 people at the demonstration, but police put that figure at 20,000.

After the rally, hundreds of participants streamed to an area near the presidential administration building to continue with an unauthorized demonstration and were confronted by riot police.

OVD-info, an arrest-monitoring group, said 136 people were detained. The group also said that 86 people were arrested in St. Petersburg at an unsanctioned demonstration in support of the Moscow protests.

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Some opposition figures called for an unauthorized march to follow the permitted rally, but it was unclear if the action would materialize.

Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, remains in jail for breaking protest law. Late last month, he was transferred to a hospital from his detention facility for a condition one physician said was consistent with poisoning.

Lyubov Sobol, one of the city council candidates denied a place on the ballot and a spearhead of the election protest, was arrested before Saturday’s rally, Reuters reported.

“I won’t make it to the protest. But you know what to do without me…Russia will be free!” Sobol wrote on Twitter.

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Police officers detaining Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol near her office in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP)

A video on Sobol’s Twitter feed showed officers breaking into her office as she demanded an explanation from them.

Small related protests also were reported in several Siberian cities on Saturday.

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Senators in Russia’s upper-house Federation Council said Friday they will draft legislation to further restrict where citizens can protest, The Moscow Times reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tanker truck in Tanzania explodes as people siphon fuel, at least 62 killed

A damaged tanker truck exploded in Tanzania Saturday, with at least 62 people burning to death, making it one of the worst incidents of this kind in the country.

At least 70 people more were injured, many suffering from serious burns, in the incident in the town of Morogoro – about 120 miles west of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital – as people were trying to siphon fuel out of the tanker truck.

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Firefighters try to extinguish a patrol tanker blaze, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Morogoro, Tanzania. A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it. (AP Photo)

Tanzanian government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said the news of the deaths was “received with sadness” and sent condolences to the families of the victims.

Witnesses told the Associated Press that a crowd had gathered around the fuel tanker after it was involved in an accident early Saturday. People then rushed to try to siphon fuel, but the tanker burst into flames.

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“The fire was huge and it was challenging to rescue victims,” Daniel Ngogo, who saw the explosion, told Reuters. “The situation is really bad. Many people died here — even those who were not stealing fuel — because this is a busy place.”

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People getting killed in explosions while stealing fuel from incapacitated tankers are fairly frequent in East Africa, though the Saturday explosion is among the deadliest in Tanzania. Those stealing the fuel usually sell it to motorists for cheap.

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Destroyed motorbikes and debris litter the scene as the patrol tanker burns in the background. (AP Photo)

In 2013, a similar incident killed at least 29 people on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, as scores swarmed around the scene of an accident.

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