The fuel tanker caused a massive explosion which rocked Freetown on Friday night

Charred remains and wrecked cars are all that remain after a deadly collision involving a fuel tanker in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

Photos: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision
The enormous blast has injured hundreds of people and occurred after this tanker collided with a smaller lorry
Photos: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision
Scores of cars and smaller motorcycles have been left destroyed by the explosion
Photos: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision
Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr says the exact scale of the damage done to property is unknown
Photos: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision
Firefighters battled some blazes well into Saturday as hundreds of people were treated by medics for severe burns
Photos: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision
By early on Saturday morning security services had secured the scene
Photos: Sierra Leone devastation after Freetown fuel tanker collision
Soldiers patrolled the area as the government came to grips with the tragedy



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