At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 sustained burns after an oil tanker collided with a bus on a highway in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to witnesses and officials, villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel when it caught fire.

Officials are preparing to identify the charred bodies and bury them.

The accident occurred in the village of Mbuba, not far from Kisantu city and about 200 kilometres southwest of the capital, Kinshasa.

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