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240,000 litres of fuel lost in Blantyre train accident

240,000 litres of diesel has spilled off after a locomotive train belonging to CEAR derailed at Makata industrial site in Blantyre on Monday.

The train, which had two locomotives and six wagons, was ferrying the fuel from Mozambique to Limbe when it detached upon reaching Mudi Area.

People from surrounding areas rushed to the scene with Jerry cans to help themselves to the fuel before Police and Fire Brigade arrived to secure the place.

No injuries have been reported so far.

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