Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone - Explosion (DG ECHO, WHO, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 November 2021)

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  • On 5 November at 23:00 UTC, a fuel tanker exploded following a collision in Freetown, killing at least 99 people and injuring dozens of others.

  • Over 100 people are being treated in hospitals and clinics across the city, however some of the hospitals are reported to be overwhelmed due to the high number of patients.

  • On 6 November, the Union Civil Protection Mechanism was activated following a request from WHO for specialised care teams on burns.

  • The ERCC is closely monitoring the situation and liaising with WHO.