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BWF World Tour Finals: Lakshya Sen collapses in semi-final against Viktor Axelsen        Multiply an IVF-tech startup launches is its AI-based platform that will replace conventional processes in IVF clinics        At least 31 people killed by terrorists' attack on bus in Mali        Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah dies at 88        1,495 teachers in Kerala schools yet to get vaccinated        Fourth case of Omicron in India, 33-year-old Maharashtra man tests positive for new COVID-19 variant        Actor Brahma Mishra found dead at his residence in Mumbai        “Comeback King"-A short-film by KKR on Sunil Narine’s incredible journey as a cricketer        Honda sets up battery sharing service subsidiary in India        Record low birth rates in China        No travel bans imposed by India for Omicron: MEA        CPI(M) local leader hacked to death        Two confirmed cases of Omicron detected in Karnataka        BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu makes winning start; Lakshya also through        Depositors of PMC Bank to get pre-Covid interest rate        Vaccinated California man first in US to test positive for Omicron        Kerala determined to prevent new HIV infections by 2025, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan        Doctors can’t be always blamed for negligence in deaths, says Supreme Court        Tourist inflow in J&K hit 7-year high in November: Govt        isl: Odisha come from behind to beat SC East Bengal in 10-goal thriller        
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International News
Sierra Leonean president expresses condolences over fuel tanker explosion killing over 100 people
 
Freetown, Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Saturday expressed his condolences over a fuel tanker explosion in the capital Freetown that claimed more than 100 lives.


"Deeply disturbed by the tragic fires and the horrendous loss of life around the Wellington PMB area. My profound sympathies with families who have lost loved ones and those who have been maimed as a result," said Bio.

The president pledged the government will "do everything to support affected families."

Earlier on Saturday, police and hospital sources revealed that over 100 people have been killed in the fuel tanker explosion in Freetown. The tragedy happened late Friday after the fuel tanker collided with a truck in the eastern part of the city and caused fuel leakage.

Eyewitnesses said residents within the community came out desperately to fetch the leaking fuel when the explosion occurred and caused heavy casualties.

Sinneh Kamara, a senior official at the Sierra Leone Connaught Hospital Mortuary Department, told Xinhua earlier that they have received 95 bodies in the early hours of Saturday and they feared the casualty figures are set to increase because of the critical conditions of those currently admitted at hospitals across Freetown.

Eyewitnesses said some other dead bodies have been taken by their relatives for burial.

Meanwhile, Bio canceled his trip to the Extraordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government, which is set to be held in Ghana on Sunday.

Police said further investigations into the accident are still underway.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Actor Brahma Mishra found dead at his residence in Mumbai
 Mumbai, Actor of Mirzapur web series Brahma Mishra was found dead at his residence in the Versova ar  
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KERALA NEWS
1,495 teachers in Kerala schools yet to get vaccinated
 Thiruvananthapuram: There are 1,707 teaching and non-teaching staff in government schools of Kerala
CPI(M) local leader hacked to death
Kerala determined to prevent new HIV infections by 2025, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan
People not following Covid measures will not get free treatment: Pinarayi Vijayan
NATIONAL NEWS
Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah dies at 88
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Doctors can’t be always blamed for negligence in deaths, says Supreme Court
maharashtra: Quarantine mandatory for passengers coming from at-risk countries; RT-PCR must for those arriving from other states
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