At least 17 people died after a tanker truck carrying fuel exploded at a small trading center in western Uganda, police said on Monday.The truck lost control and crashed into three other vehicles before bursting into flames, causing the parked vehicles to explode in Rubirizi district on Sunday, according to a statement from Uganda police.Nine burned bodies were recovered from the scene and eight more people died in the hospital Monday, Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said. More on the story from CNN here
In Tanzania, mourning is under way for the 64 people who died when a fuel tanker exploded on Saturday.
Pictures posted online show flaming wreckage scattered over a wide area and charred bodies lying on the ground. More on the story from BBC here