The footage shows the explosion caused an inferno as the fire spread all over the area scorching down other vehicles and everything that was around, including nearby shops and trade stalls. The fuel was spilled across the area initiating new burnings.
Panicking people gathered in the location in an attempt to take any measures or to help those who were injured. Some people were running along the road, others stood calmly and recorded the consequences on their smartphone cameras.
Tanker explosion kills hundreds at a gas station on Friday night in Wellington a surbub in #Freetown according to Disaster Management Agency rescue efforts underway @AFPpic.twitter.com/YjDpafGGe1