Two trucks collided. The truck with the gasoline contained hundreds of liters. At least 93 people sustained injuries. According to the organization, they are working to send experts to burn patients.
Madrid. (European Media)-The World Health Organization announced that it will send a specialist for burns to Sierra Leone in response to the collision between two trucks containing hundreds liters of gasoline. This Saturday, an explosion in the country’s capital, Freetown, killed 98 people and injured 93 others.
The agency posted a message to Twitter saying that they were mobilizing special supplies to help Sierra Leone in the wake of the explosion in Freetown.
The organization stated in detail that they are working to deploy burn treatment specialists in the area and provide the country with “necessary support” at “this terrible moment”.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General of World Health Organization) expressed condolences for the incident as well as condolences for the families of those who were affected.
Adhanom posted the following message on the same social networking: “I am saddened at the terrible news from Sierra Leone. The tragic deaths of almost a hundred people and the injuries to more people.”
The WHO director general assured that they are working together with the government to provide necessary medical support to the people affected.