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Death Toll from Fuel Tanker Explosion in Philippines Hits 50


Military officials in the Philippines say the death toll from a fuel truck explosion in the country's south has risen to 50, with more than 40 others injured.

The truck exploded Friday on a road in Zamoanga del Sur province, destroying the tanker, as well as a passenger bus on the opposite side of the road.

Soldiers are still recovering bodies.

There are disagreements as to what the truck was carrying. Some reports say it was hauling compressed carbon dioxide, while others say it was carrying liquified petroleum gas.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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